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Gig economy taking off but observers flag risks

Key issues include workplace insurance and retirement savings

Ride-hailing firm Grab has touted how its private-hire drivers and food delivery riders are covered by free personal accident insurance on the job.


THE gig economy may be taking off, but labour and economy experts here are more concerned about traditional self-employed workers, such as private tutors and taxi drivers.

Unemployment and lower wages are not the main issues for the freelancers tapping digital apps and...

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