Gig economy has jobs, but long hours, no security and little pay
In Kerala, the online economy taps into a labour pool willing to take up transient jobs due to lack of better optionsThe gig industry is defined as a labour market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs
ERNAKULAM : The city was fast falling asleep. In home after home, bright porch lights were being turned off behind closed gates. Down an empty street, the light from pole lamps kept flickering over a small gathering of people waiting outside a restaurant. Suddenly, one of their smart phones made a loud factory siren-like sound. It was time to get to work.