It has also been proposed that platform companies provide a basic level of coverage for work accidents suffered by these workers.
An advisory committee set up to examine strengthening support for concert workers in Singapore has insisted that these workers need more support to meet their retirement and housing needs, and a level standard coverage for accidents at work.
In November, the committee launched a public consultation exercise, examining areas such as improving the housing and retirement needs of these workers, better representation to help them improve working conditions and labor relations, and the strengthening of their financial protection against accidents at work, reports The times of the straits.
Some 1,300 submissions were received from respondents, including the workers themselves.
“Some [respondents] suggested that platform companies make contributions to the Central Workers’ Provident Fund, while others felt that platform workers should take their own responsibility, ”said Koh Poh Koon, Minister of Health and Workforce, in an article on Facebook.
There was also a general consensus that platform companies should provide a basic level of coverage for work accidents suffered by these workers, the minister added.
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However, views differed as to whether this level of coverage should be the same as that of full-time workers, since concert workers are not considered employees of the company.