Conditions bad for contract workers in Ola, Uber, PharmEasy, Dunzo


Things are worse for part-time or gig workers in app-based cab services Ola and Uber, grocery delivery app Dunzo, pharmacy platform PharmEasy and Amazon Flex. These firms received the lowest scores in a rating based on working conditions for temporary workers.

The Fairwork team, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, has rated 12 digital platforms. Around the world, Fairwork assesses working conditions in digital labor platforms. Fairwork for India of the Year Report These platforms were assessed on five points of fair pay, fair conditions, fair contracts, fair management and fair representation. In this, Amazon Flex, Dunzo, Ola, Uber and PharmEasy got zero out of 10 points. “This year, no platform scored more than seven out of a maximum of 10 points, and none hit all the starting points in the five points of assessment,” the report said.

12 platforms, Amazon Flex, Big Basket, Dunzo, Flipkart, Ola, PharmEasy, Porter, Swiggy, Uber, Urban Company, Zepto and Zomato were evaluated in this rating. Urban Company has got maximum seven points in this year’s rating. It is followed by Big Basket (six), Flipkart (five), Swiggy (five), Zomato (four), Zepto (two) and Porter (one).

Trouble is brewing for Swiggy. The company may lay off more than 250 workers this month. In this, workers can be removed from technology, customer service and supply chain divisions. before this swiggy Key competitor Zomato had removed about three percent of its staff due to poor performance. In a media report, sources with information about Swiggy were told that Swiggy wants to reduce the number of workers in all its functions. A consulting firm has been appointed to advise on the restructuring of the company. Workers may be removed from technology, engineering and customer service in layoffs. Recently, Swiggy had informed the workers to remove the workers on the basis of performance. Last month, e-commerce company Amazon decided to stop its food delivery in the country.

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