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Indian Gig Workers Are Underpaid and Overworked: No Medical Insurance, No Job Rotation

NewsClick’s field story on Zomato, Swiggy workers looks at how this gig economy is bypassing the employer-employee relationship to earn profits. 

One of the big trends we have seen over the last decade is the rise of the gig economy - where instead of full time employment, organisations sign contracts with independent workers for short term engagements. In the gig economy, the capitalists earn profits at the cost of provident fund, health insurance, paid leave and several other benefits which are the rights of the working class.  

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