In Bangladesh, the platform economy started to expand in 2016 with the arrival of Uber. Since then, digital labour platforms have emerged in many major industries including ride-sharing, transportation, food and grocery delivery, and domestic work.
However, workers on these platforms experience low wages, poor conditions, and a lack of job security. In this year’s Fairwork Bangladesh report, we evaluated conditions at nine prominent platforms: Chaldal, foodpanda, HelloTask, HungryNaki, Obhai, Pathao, Sheba.xyz, Truck Lagbe, and Uber.
This year’s research shows that many of the concerns around pay, working conditions, work contracts, management, and worker representation persist.
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Entrepreneurial challenges in the Bangladeshi gig business model
The Daily Star, 02 December 2022
Fairwork and DataSense has published the annual Fairwork Bangladesh Ratings Report to understand the working conditions of platform-based gig workers in Bangladesh.
Study: Informal online workers don’t get fair wages
Dhaka Tribune, 18 October 2022
As Bangladesh has no national minimum or living wage policies, platforms have no legal obligation to ensure a wage floor.
Fairwork Ratings Bangladesh 2022 launched
Financial Express, 18 October 2022
The Fairwork Ratings Bangladesh 2022 has been launched on October 17, 2022. The report portrays the working condition of the gig workers of Bangladesh working with 9 platforms - Chaldal.com, Foodpanda, Hello Task, HungryNaki, Obhai, Pathao, etc.
Launch event of second Fairwork Bangladesh report on 17 October
The Business Standard, 15 October 2022
The Fairwork Report 2022 for Bangladesh is going to launch on October 17. The launch event will take place from 3pm to 5pm at the Brac Centre Inn.
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