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Blog Entry Labour futures: Intersectional responses to southern digital platform economies
by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jan 27, 2021 08:43 AM — filed under: , ,
It is our great pleasure to announce that we are undertaking a two-year research project to comprehensively analyse dominant and emerging sectors in India’s platform economies. The project is funded by a research grant of USD 200,000 from the Internet Society Foundation.
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Blog Entry Your economy, our livelihoods: A policy brief by the All India Gig Workers’ Union
by W.C. Shukla, Rikta Krishnaswamy, Rohin Garg, Gunjan Jena, and S.B. Natarajan published Jan 30, 2024 last modified Jan 31, 2024 12:02 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
In this policy brief, the All India Gig Workers’ Union (AIGWU) presents its critique on NITI Aayog’s report on India’s platform economy. Through experiences from over 3 years of organising gig workers across India, they highlight fallacies in the report that disregard workers’ experiences and realities. They present alternative recommendations that are responsive to these realities, and offer pathways towards rights-affirming futures for workers in the platform economy.
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Blog Entry Workers’ experiences in app-based taxi and delivery sectors: Key initial findings from multi-city quantitative surveys
by Aayush Rathi, Abhishek Sekharan, Ambika Tandon, Chetna V. M., Chiara Furtado, and Nishkala Sekhar published Feb 15, 2024 last modified Feb 16, 2024 01:27 AM — filed under: , , ,
In 2021-22, the labour research vertical at CIS conducted quantitative surveys with over 1,000 taxi and delivery workers employed in the app-based and offline sectors. The surveys covered key employment indicators, including earnings and working hours, initial investments and work-related cost burdens, income and social security, platform policies and management, and employment arrangements. The surveys were part of the ‘Labour Futures’ project supported by the Internet Society Foundation.
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Blog Entry Strategies to Organise Platform Workers
by Chiaro Furtado published Oct 22, 2023 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
In 2022, the Centre for Internet and Society hosted a panel with Akkanut Wantanasombut, Ayoade Ibrahim, Rikta Krishnaswamy, and Sofía Scasserra at RightsCon, an annual summit on technology and human rights.
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Blog Entry Labouring (on) the app: agency and organisation of work in the platform economy
by Ambika Tandon and Abhishek Sekharan published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: , , ,
Ambika Tandon and Abhishek Sekharan published an academic paper highlighting the importance of women’s networks of information sharing and care in navigating opaque platform design. The paper is part of an issue of Gender and Development on ‘Women, Work and the Digital Economy’. Gender and Development is one of the few academic journals that priorities practitioners' experiences over theoretical contributions.
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Online cab booking | Why finding a cab is a nightmare now
by Haripriya Suresh published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: ,
Many drivers said the rise in commissions payable to ride-hailing platforms and higher fuel costs, among other expenses, have made it impossible for them to survive in the once-lucrative profession.
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PDC 2022
by Admin published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: ,
Divyansha Sehgal and Yatharth presented their work - Designing Domestic Work Platforms - on critical design assessments of gig work platforms at the Participatory Design Conference.
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Blog Entry Atmanirbhar Bharat Meets Digital India: An Evaluation of COVID-19 Relief for Migrants
by Ankan Barman published Jun 03, 2021 — filed under: , , , , , ,
With the onset of the national lockdown on 24th March 2020 in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the fate of millions of migrant workers was left uncertain. In addition, lack of enumeration and registration of migrant workers became a major obstacle for all State Governments and the Central Government to channelize relief and welfare measures.
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Global Perspectives on Women, Work and Digital Labour Platforms
by Admin published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: ,
Ambika Tandon was a panellist at the launch event for the Global Perspectives on Women, Work and Digital Labour Platforms organized by Digital Future Society on July 13, 2022 on online platform.
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India’s gig economy drivers face bust in the country’s digital boom
by Jagmeet Singh published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: ,
Workers on platforms like Uber, Ola and Swiggy deal with blocked accounts, other backlash for speaking out over poor conditions
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