Fairwork Asia Network Online Talk Series 2021 – Operationalising Fairness in Platform Work: The India case

31 March 2021

12:30-2:00pm HKT (10:00am-12:30pm IST)

We will discuss the process of operationalising Fairwork Principles – Fair Pay, Fair Conditions, Fair Contracts, Fair Management and Fair Representation – in India, in light of 3 years of fieldwork and the Indian legal context. These questions include how we should interpret “minimum wage”, “living wage”, “reasonable time frame”, or “meaningfully appealing” in the Indian context; how best to ask some of these questions and who to ask them of; and how these discussions are to be translated into the evidence to be sought from platforms and workers.


Janaki Srinivasan (Co-Investigator for Fairwork project in India; Assistant Professor, the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore)