COVID-19 crisis brought into sharp focus the precarious conditions of gig workers. How can the gig economy be regulated to ensure fair work conditions? Tune into a discussion by Citizen Matters and Vidhi Legal.
Neighbourhood shops selling essentials have stayed open during lockdown, but even they have suffered severe losses. Disrupted supply chain, extremely low footfalls, lack of movement passes and home delivery staff meant they have a long road to recovery.
Over four lakh garment factory workers in Bengaluru face uncertainty as managements are unwilling to pay their wages until the lockdown ends. Managements say they need a stimulus package from the government so as to pay wages in April.
While most workers in Karnataka now get minimum wages of Rs 11,557 per month, garment factory workers are still paid Rs 7000-8000. State government has not increased their wages as per the law, or even after a recent court order
A debate has been raging on whether outdoor ads should be permitted in Bengaluru. Can the city bear the revenue loss from hoardings? What about plastic waste from hoardings, or Bengalureans’ wish for a clear view of the city’s skyline?