S'pore gig workers keen on more safeguards in issues like CPF, work injuries

Gig workers are not covered under the Employment Act and do not get basic job protections as regular employees. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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SINGAPORE - For three years, Mr Dzulfiqar Ismail, 31, worked full-time as a food delivery rider to support his elderly parents and young daughter.

He enjoyed the rush and the flexibility of the work. But without mandatory contributions to his Central Provident Fund to help him save up for a flat and no real career progression, he decided to look elsewhere.

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