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Employers have developed more sophisticated modes of exploitation: Gayathri Poti

  • Advocate Gayathri Poti, granddaughter of late Justice P Subramonian Poti - the former CJI of Kerala and Gujarat high courts, said that nowadays employers have developed more sophisticated modes of exploitation and only a “trained eye” can identify it.
Advocate Gayathri Poti speaks during the Justice P Subramonian Poti Memorial Lecture at Kerala Club in New Delhi.
Advocate Gayathri Poti speaks during the Justice P Subramonian Poti Memorial Lecture at Kerala Club in New Delhi.
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 11:25 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Gig economy could create 24 mn jobs in next 3-4 years

India’s gig economy is still at a nascent stage, but the young and not-so-skilled flexi workforce will gradually shift to better-paid and more productive work, the report said.
The number of flexi or gig jobs could soar to 90 million in 8-10 years, said a BCG and Michael & Susan Dell Foundation report.(HT Photo)
The number of flexi or gig jobs could soar to 90 million in 8-10 years, said a BCG and Michael & Susan Dell Foundation report.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 31, 2021 07:34 AM IST
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Livemint | ByPrashant K Nanda, New Delhi

Hit by pandemic, gig workers plan to create umbrella union

Tanveer Pasha, president of the Ola-Uber Drivers Association in Bengaluru, said on Tuesday that a meeting will be held next week to finalise the plan for the new platform.
In a 2019 report, human resources firm TeamLease estimated that 1.3 million Indians joined the gig economy in the second half of 2018-19, registering a 30% growth.(AP)
In a 2019 report, human resources firm TeamLease estimated that 1.3 million Indians joined the gig economy in the second half of 2018-19, registering a 30% growth.(AP)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 03:35 PM IST
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ByArun Dev , Bengaluru

Uber to grant UK drivers worker status with benefits like minimum wage

Weeks after a top court ruling that could shake up Britain's wider "gig economy" of 5.5 million people, Uber said its drivers would also get holiday pay and a pension.
Uber said its action over workers' rights
Uber said its action over workers' rights "means drivers will earn with greater security, helping them to plan for their futures while maintaining the flexibility that is integral to the private-hire industry." The higher costs for Uber come as it faces sliding driver bookings owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, despite strong demand for the Uber Eats food delivery service during national lockdowns.(AP)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 09:28 AM IST
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ILO wants better regulation to help algorithm dependent gig economy workers

  • The Geneva-based body’s call comes just days after Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that Uber Technologies Inc. must treat its drivers as “workers”
“Working conditions are largely regulated by the platforms’ terms of service agreements, which are often unilaterally determined,” the ILO said. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo(REUTERS)
“Working conditions are largely regulated by the platforms’ terms of service agreements, which are often unilaterally determined,” the ILO said. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 23, 2021 07:40 PM IST
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