Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Manpower whether the Government will consider mandating that delivery platforms (i) do not penalise or remove incentives for riders who choose not to work in the rain or other adverse weather and (ii) have in place transparent surcharge structures for deliveries during such periods.
Dr Tan See Leng: To strengthen protections for platform workers, MOM convened an Advisory Committee on Platform Workers last year. The Committee has engaged widely and received extensive feedback from various stakeholders. Issues related to safety and transparency in the terms of work are among the feedback received, along with suggestions such as ensuring that the interests of platform workers are better represented, or establishing industry-wide norms through tripartite discussions. The Committee is studying possible solutions carefully and will announce its recommendations in due course.
Ministry of Manpower
4 April 2022