Becoming slaves in the gig economy?

Food-delivery and ride-hailing drivers have no vacation time, CPF contributions or employee benefits, with half of such gig workers here earning a monthly household per capita income of $1,500 or less

Imagine needing to pee so badly that you must do it in a plastic bottle in your car because you cannot find a restroom.

Imagine walking up 12 floors of stairs to deliver bubble tea in the middle of a hot afternoon because the Housing Board block's only lifts have broken down.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 01, 2019, with the headline 'Becoming slaves in the gig economy?'. Print Edition | Subscribe