The gig economy is nothing new in India, where the informal sector employs 80 percent of the country's workforce. India's growing smartphone market with cheap internet connections has provided opportunities for millions of unemployed people to become gig workers. This means that they have no written contracts, paid leave or social protection. But in recent months, India's app-based workers have been protesting against their rapidly falling earnings and poor working conditions. Our correspondents Navodita Kumari and Alban Alvarez report.
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