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Policy Submission: We presented gig and platform workers’ demands to Shri Rahul Gandhi Ji on the Bharat Jodo Yatra

TGPWU’s Founder and President Shaik Salauddin presented a list of gig and platform workers’ grievances and demands to Shri Rahul Gandhi Ji on November 2nd in Hyderabad, during the Congress Leader’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’. The full text of TGPWU’s submission is below: TGPWU Position Paper: Major Issues faced by Indian Gig and Platform Workers The Indian platform economy is large, …

Press Release: Telangana Government must urgently implement Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines 2020

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued Motor Vehicle Aggregators Guidelines, 2020 (“Guidelines”) to regulate the cab aggregator market. The Guidelines have been issued vide notification S.O. 4251(E), in pursuance of Section 36 of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, which provides for amendment of Section 93 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Guidelines will serve as …

Press Release: Uber must take responsibility for drivers’ safety: Driver in Hyderabad is attacked and his car severely damaged

On 4 September 2022, Hyderabad-based Uber driver Syed Lateefuddin was allegedly attacked by a group of six men while on duty for the ride-hailing giant. In the early hours of Sunday around 3:30 am, Lateefuddin received a booking to drive a passenger from an isolated area in Shaikpet to Tolichowki. He alleged that, on his way to the pick-up point, …

Campaign: Ola and Uber drivers in TGPWU conduct ‘No AC Campaign’ to demand higher fares

The Telangana Gig and Platform Workers Union (TGPWU) has launched the ‘No AC campaign’ with Ola and Uber drivers across Hyderabad, in order to demand an increase in drivers’ fares. Drivers participating in this campaign are requesting an additional payment from customers of Rs. 50-100 to switch on the AC, explaining that Ola and Uber’s low base fares, combined with …