Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and the Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL)
Sadhana Sanjay represented IT for Change at a virtual roundtable about the gig economy, co-organized by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and the Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL).
The discussion brought together civil society organizations and workers organizations working on the gig economy to exchange ideas about responses and strategies to respond to the crisis of gig workers. Additionally, the session was supposed to be an opportunity for participating organizations to identify the support and resources that they need to ensure that their responses and strategies are implemented effectively and with the widest reach.
The questions addressed in the session included:
- What have been the greatest challenges for gig economy workers in terms of security of tenure, social protection, and access to remedies and what are the key recommendations to address these challenges?
- How should technology platforms and the companies that operate them, support your rights at work?
- What emerging strategies have worked best for traditionally unorganized workers in the gig economy in advancing their rights and what other strategies are being contemplated?