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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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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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Women at (gig) work: When financial freedom comes at a cost
by Aiswarya Raj published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: ,
Chiara Furtado was quoted in a news article on women’s experiences working on ride-hailing and delivery platforms.
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Gig Workers Are Being Stabbed, Beaten, and Abused in India
by Varsha Bansal published Jul 04, 2023 — filed under: ,
An Uber driver was mugged. An Ola driver was beaten and left in a coma. Platform workers say tech companies are doing little to protect them.
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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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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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Blog Entry Gender and collective bargaining in the platform economy: Experiences of on-demand beauty workers in India
by Abhishek Sekharan, Chiara Furtado and Ambika Tandon published Jul 03, 2023 — filed under: ,
Abhishek Sekharan, Chiara Furtado, and Ambika Tandon contributed an essay on gender and collective bargaining in the platform economy in India, reflecting on the experiences of women beauty workers who organised India’s first women-led movement of platform workers. The essay has been published as part of an online collection of essays from contributors across the world and has been curated by the Digital Future Society Think Tank (Barcelona, Spain).
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Blog Entry Metaphors of Work, from ‘Below’
by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon published Jul 03, 2023 — filed under: , , , , ,
Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon authored a chapter that describes platforms as more than technological interfaces. The chapter invokes some of the metaphors that gig workers use to make sense of platforms. This chapter was part of an edited volume published by Springer. This chapter forms part of the ‘Labour Futures’ research project, hosted at the Centre for Internet and Society, India, and supported by the Internet Society Foundation.
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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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Blog Entry Blinkit protests: For gig workers, there is no income security – and little legal recourse
by Aditi Surie and Ambika Tandon published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jul 04, 2023 07:30 AM — filed under: ,
Aditi Surie and Ambika Tandon co-authored an opinion essay on the reasons behind a week-long strike by workers of Blinkit — a popular hyperlocal delivery platform. The protests were in response to changes in Blinkit’s policies that will halve workers’ pay.
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