A recent online survey revealed that workers in Telangana and Rajasthan who use online apps to find work often suffer loss of pay due to internet shutdowns.
As these workers depend on the internet for their livelihood, especially the ones connected with ride-hailing apps, delivery agents, and freelancers, they are subjected to face frequent challenges due to arbitrary internet halts imposed by the government or by poor internet connectivity in some areas.
To learn more about the issue, Telangana Gig and Platform Workers Union, led by Shaik Salauddin, collaborated with the Bachchan Project and generated a report entitled ‘Internet Shutdowns and its Impact on Gig and Platform Workers of India’.
The case study dealt with understanding the perspectives of the gig and platform workers in Rajasthan and Telangana towards the internet shutdowns and internet dead zones.
Via The Siasat Daily