Major development in our union’s efforts towards bringing aggregators under the regulatory framework
Mumbai: The KSSS after months of follow up with the Maharashtra Building and Other Construction Workers Board (MBoCW) and Urban Company registered the first worker from (UC) under the Board. The registration will enable the worker to access various social security benefits including insurance, housing, healthcare, scholarships for children etc.
It’s a major development in our union’s efforts towards bringing aggregators under the regulatory framework. As employment is taking newer forms in the economy, it is important that the rights of the workers are protected. The aggregator companies take advantage of poor economic conditions of workers and force them to sign illegitimate contract terms.
This enables companies to hire and fire workers as and when they want. While the company hires the workers as independent contractors, the working hours, wages and incentives are all controlled by the company without much transparency. We have recently come across a case in which a taxi service aggregator has forced the workers to sign the contract without even reading.
The KSSS app allows the worker to read the contract only after they have signed it. The KSS registration deal with Urban Company workers will focus on more registration to ensure social security and better employment terms for the workers.