Late payments, lack of savings worry freelancers

A government-initiated workgroup wants freelancers to be offered a similar but standalone insurance product that will give them some income during a prolonged illness or injury.
A government-initiated workgroup wants freelancers to be offered a similar but standalone insurance product that will give them some income during a prolonged illness or injury.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - When local freelance photographer Ukay Cheung, 43, sprained his back five years ago, he was out of action for two weeks.

If he had been in the midst of a project, such as a five-day shoot, "it would've been bad", said the father of one and sole breadwinner. His clients, however, agreed to postpone the scheduled shoots.

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