While the gig economy has grown exponentially, with the term ‘gig’ implying flexibility to the workers, they are simultaneously denied crucial social security benefits. In this article, Apoorva Bantula explores the position of gig workers within the Code on Social Security Bill and interprets their vulnerabilities amidst the current pandemic.
Waging a War against the Gig Economy
The rise and rise of gig economy in India is based on trampling of workers rights for lakhs of unorganised workers. Pragya writes about how labour laws are flouted in gig economy and what can be done to rectify it.
Exploring the Convergence of Law and Policy
Swathi Krishnamurthy reviews ‘Transformative Law and Public Policy’, work of four seasoned academicians and policy practitioners, this book offers a range of local and global studies that highlight the convergence of law and policy using empirical evidence, and stands out for its contemporariness and concreteness.
Tracing the Trajectory of Informal Migrant Labour
From the precolonial to the postcolonial period The blood of the villages is the cement with which the edifices of the cities are built. Mahatma Gandhi Growth and prosperity of any nation-state are dependent heavily upon its working-class population. Labour acts as the vehicle of development not just for the advancement of the state’s economy,…
Lecture on Labour Bondage in India by Professor Jan Breman
Apoorva S and Srilakshmi Nambiar Professor Jan Breman, an eminent Dutch Sociology Professor delivered a lecture on ‘Labour Bondage in India – the Sustained State of Denial’ at National Law School of India University on 12th August, 2017. He started the lecture by saying that there is a global crisis for mankind at large. Since…