ACCIDENTS INVOLVING FOOD AND GOODS DELIVERY PLATFORM WORKERS AND COMPENSATION AND SUPPORT PROVIDED

MP Pritam Singh

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Deputy Speaker. Just a quick question. When the Senior Minister of State announced the formation of the Advisory Committee last September to look at savings of gig workers and the injury framework, the Senior Minister of State, I believe, also announced that the report of the committee would be ready in the second half of this year. Is the committee on track to release its report shortly?

Dr Koh Poh Koon: Madam, the committee is still proceeding with its work and we do hope to finish the work towards the end of the year. Like I said, the work is a complex one because it involves discussing with many different stakeholders.

The workspace for platform workers is a very diverse one. There are different types of archetypes and profiles of people who are engaged in platform work. Platform companies also serve a diverse segment of consumers. So, I hope Members will give us the space and the time to continue to engage widely and discuss with the stakeholders. 

Ministry of Manpower
5 July 2022

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