Invited Panel Discussion – Janaki Srinivasan at the ActionAid Webinar: “Towards a Policy for Gig Workers”

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Date: 15/09/22

Prof. Janaki Srinivasan was invited to be a panelist as part of “Towards a Policy for Gig Workers”, a webinar by ActionAid.

The Panel Discussion aimed to bring voices from across academia, media, policy making, civil society organisations, activists, trade unions and workers’ organisations to introspect few questions like

  • What are the vulnerabilities that gig workers face and are likely to face as per the present work conditions?
  • What improvements are needed?How have they been exacerbated by the pandemic?
  • How do we create a linkage between the present informal workers’ rights forums and the mechanisms for rights of gig workers?
  • Do we have the required ecosystem to support decent working conditions for the estimated 23.5 million gig workers in 2030 from today’s 7.7 million?
  • What kind of policy frameworks are required to address these and other issues related to decent work for gig workers?

CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.