Dunzo, an Indian quick-grocery delivery company, has been in the news for delaying employee salaries. Despite a major funding crisis, the quick commerce startup informed employees that they would have to wait until October for their June and July salaries, and that they would be paid with 12% interest. It had previously promised to clear all outstanding debts by September 4, a deadline it had extended from a previous promised date in July.
The salary payment was delayed even further because the platform failed to raise the necessary funds.
It is now reported that Dunzo will pay its employees in installments.
Employees are informed via email that it will take a few days to transfer their salaries to everyone. They have been assured, however, that their August salary will be paid this week.
The company apologised for the delay in salary payment and assured its employees that it is doing everything possible to clear their debts as soon as possible. It also promised that there would be no more delays.
Employees at Dunzo’s dark stores in Bengaluru chose not to return to work earlier this month due to a delay in receiving their July salaries. Around 1,000 employees were affected by the salary delay. The company, which once managed about 250 dark stores, is now down to about seven in Bengaluru.