NEW FACES, NEW CHALLENGES/MANPOWER

Manpower: Upgrading workers' skills, assisting those in gig economy

Another issue that may be on MOM's agenda is how to address the concerns of workers in the gig economy.
Another issue that may be on MOM's agenda is how to address the concerns of workers in the gig economy.ST FILE PHOTO

Questions about how to better protect workers who may fall through the cracks and help them reskill are among those the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) new leaders will likely have to wrestle with, says Mr Zainal Sapari, deputy chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Manpower.

Take defining a living wage for workers. The Government has long refrained from following in the footsteps of other countries like Britain that have done so.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'Upgrading workers' skills, assisting those in gig economy'. Print Edition | Subscribe