OUTLOOK FOR GIG AND PLATFORM WORKERS AND MEASURES TO HELP ENHANCE THEIR EMPLOYABILITY AND CPF SAVINGS

MP Pritam Singh

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): I would like to ask the Senior Minister of State if he has any recent data on how many of these platform workers actually make CPF contributions on their own accord.

Dr Koh Poh Koon: Sir, in answer to the Leader of the Opposition’s question, I do not have the actual data. Because at this moment, some of them are doing this only as a very small segment of their working life. So, they could be working on a very casual basis. Thus, they may not, actually, make contributions to CPF, if they are not working in this job as a full-time platform worker.

We are trying to get data from CPF and the platform companies to see if we can get a better sense of it. But our assessment is that probably around 45% or thereabout, are making some CPF contributions. At best, it is probably about half of them doing so. We hope to get clearer data when we engage with the drivers, riders as well as the platform companies.

Ministry of Manpower
5 April 2022

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