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Many gig workers support mandatory CPF, citing housing, retirement needs

Submissions to govt advisory committee run counter to recent private survey findings; panel reviewing better protection for these workers

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A SIZEABLE number of ride-hailing and food delivery workers support mandatory contributions to the Central Provident Fund (CPF), a nationwide consultation thus far indicates. This is contrary to what some private surveys said in recent weeks.

Since September, an advisory committee set up by the government has been reviewing how to better protect these "platform workers", or independent contractors serving on-demand platforms like Grab and foodpanda.

The committee has received about 1,200 submissions from platform workers, Senior Minister of State for Manpower Koh Poh Koon said in Parliament on Tuesday (Apr 5).

Over half of the submissions touch on CPF, and of them, 55 per cent indicated...

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