[The Outline by Inc42 Plus] India’s Gig Economy On Strike
Most recent are the strikes by Swiggy delivery executives in Hyderabad and Noida — where thousands of such riders have gone on an indefinite strike, echoing a similar strike by Zomato delivery executives last year. While tips and such extras have been introduced lately, there’s just not enough money in the job for many of these delivery workers. Delivery executives have denied these claims saying that an 8-hour shift is mandatory to earn a daily incentive. Uber also did not share the number of gig workers that earn from the company in India. Alternate delivery service models such as Pidge which has delivery executives on payroll are being seen in India.