Fighting Two Battles-Covid 19 and Gig Economy: Conversations with App-Based Workers and Trade Unions









Webinar 16
May 29, 2020

The webinar looked upon the impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown on app based workers. The panelists included cab drivers from states from Delhi, Telangana and Karnataka, secretary, presidents and vice presidents of several unions on app based workers. The key points of discussion included concerns regarding their safety, lack of benefits/support from the side of the companies, absence of legal framework to regulate the companies, difficulties in meeting their basic needs as well as challenges faced by female cab drivers.

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