Vulnerabilities of Gig Workers

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.

From Haymarket Square to Hosur Road: State of workers in India in 3 charts

Sachin Tiwari The revolution never came. Battles of workers’ rights were won but the war often lost across the world. This is what unites the Haymarket Affair of 1886 with the garment workers’ protest on Hosur Road in Bengaluru a fortnight back. From 1886 to 2016, the world has tried every conceivable arrangement of the economic…