Riders and drivers wary ahead of proposed CPF, workplace insurance roll-out

The CPF policy change was the most divisive of the proposals by an advisory committee to better protect platform workers. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - While Mr Charles Ban, 51, welcomes the news that ride-hailing companies will have to begin co-paying some drivers’ Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions, he remains in two minds about joining the scheme.

With his CPF almost depleted, the extra contribution from ride-hailing and food delivery giant Grab will help with his housing loan for the next 15 years. But the driver is concerned about discrimination: Would Grab end up assigning more passengers to drivers who have not opted in for CPF payments, since each trip will cost the company less?

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