India to educate public officials on gig worker rights
India’s Union Labour Ministry will be training public officials working in central and state governments on the working conditions and ways to protect labour and social security rights of gig workers.
Organised by the training arm of the Union Labour Ministry, V.V. Giri Institute, the programme is aimed at sharing information and experiences on policies and global practices relating to gig and platform workers and their social security, according to The Hindu.
Trade unions and employers’ organisations have also been invited to the session.
The three-day programme, which will commence on June 13, aims to understand the innovative policy responses that countries have established to protect gig and platform workers and how they have adapted their social protection strategies to extend coverage to gig workers.
The Institute will share the experiences and interventions of Australia, New Zealand, China, Thailand, and Malaysia on the gig economy.
It will also discuss the disbursal of social security amount to registered gig and platform workers and how the registration of these platform workers could be completed through the e-Shram portal.