Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim asked the Minister for Manpower (a) whether there is a precise anticipated completion date for the report by the Advisory Committee on Platform Workers; (b) whether the Committee has arrived at any preliminary conclusions for legislative action pertaining to job protections related to gig work that it is able to share; and (c) if not, whether the Committee is able to share the broad scope of its work programme instead.
Dr Tan See Leng: The Advisory Committee on Platform Workers has been engaging extensively in the past few months with platform companies and workers on strengthening protections for platform workers.
The committee remains on course to finalise its recommendations by the end of this year, which is approaching soon. The committee will be in a better position to share more details then. It is premature to specify legislative actions before the work of the committee is concluded.
The Government will consider the committee’s recommendations after they have been submitted and will engage stakeholders further on the implementation details.
Ministry of Manpower
7 November 2022