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1 Jun 2022

A. M. Jigeesh, The Hindu

India: Government to hold training sessions for officials to inform rights of gig workers

"Centre to hold sessions on rights of gig workers", 1 June 2022

Concerned at the lack of job and social security among gig and platform workers, the Centre has decided to train officials of Central and State Governments on the technological change, new forms of employment, working conditions, and the mechanisms to protect labour and social security rights of these workers.


According to a note shared with the States, the Union Labour Ministry, the trade unions and employers’ organisations, the session will also try to understand the innovative policy responses that countries have established to protect gig and platform workers and how they have adapted their social protection strategies to extend coverage to them. Trade unions and employers’ organisations have also been invited to the session.


Another issue that will be taken up is the employer-employee relationship in the context of gig and platform economy.