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Protecting gig workers

Social security law must balance equity with profitability

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Business Standard Editorial Comment  |  Mumbai 



The Supreme Court has made a significant intervention by admitting a public interest litigation from the Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers —which includes those employed by online delivery and taxi aggregators — that seeks to classify gig workers as wage workers entitled to social security and other employment benefits. The apex court will be hearing this petition even as the Code on Social Security, which covered unorganised workers, gig workers and platform workers for the first time, is awaiting implementation.

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First Published: Thu, December 16 2021. 00:04 IST

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