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Experiences of platform workers in India and other countries?

  • It is often heard that the working conditions of platform workers are really bad. But is this true? 
  • Could it be that some platform workers, in India for instance, are quite happy with their jobs?
  • Which contracts are satisfactory?
  • Which platforms are considered the best by the workers or self-employed who find employment there?
  • Does it make sense to create Collective Agreements for platform workers?      

Over the next few years Paycheck.in and WageIndicator Foundation will systematically collect answers to these and similar questions. At the same time we will gather more information about the working conditions of platform workers. We'll start by collecting data from platform workers in 6 countries. Check this page.

News

  • 1 June 2020 - On 31 May, India recorded a single-day rise of 8392 people testing positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours. It has surpassed France and Germany in the total number of cases recorded and has jumped from the 9th position to the 7th position of the top 10 most affected countries. India has now been registered for continuous spikes for the last three days, indicating a potential peak in the country. Complete the survey about work and life during the Covid-19 pandemic

India Facts

  •  It is said that Indians can be found in all corners of the world! The Indian diaspora is the largest, clocking in at around 18 million people. Further, the people who come under this label are the most successful immigrants in certain countries like the US, holding leading positions in some of the most prominent firms. Although it may seem like this is a phenomenon of brain-drain, the Indian economy benefits massively. In 2018, the nation gained the highest remittances globally, around 79 billion USD.  Check work and wages in India
  • India’s annual GDP growth rate in FY 2019-2020 year is expected to be 5 per cent, the lowest since 2008-09’s 3.1 per cent. The figures and data presented by the Central Statistics Office show that economic reforms have jolted the economy, with reduced private sector investment and purchasing power of the workers in the primary sector.  How does this affect workers in India?
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