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Will inclusion in labour code work or do gig workers need a special law?

7.7 million people employed in the sector need welfare measures hardcoded into the law, say some experts

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Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
Many experts believe a separate Act should ensure social and economic benefits to gig workers. Such an Act should be apart from the social security measures provided in labour codes passed by Parliament but yet to be implemented, they say.

According to the code on social security, aggregators will have to provide one to two per cent of their turnover or five per cent of gig workers' wages for a social security fund. Experts believe that it is not enough and there should be a separate legal framework for them. A framework like that however would complicate the government’s aim

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First Published: Jul 21 2022 | 7:05 AM IST

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