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Singapore PM pulls up food delivery apps on labor practices

by Cynthia Morel, Sep 23
1 minute read

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee has taken aim at food delivery apps linked to Delivery Hero SE’s Foodpanda, Grab Holdings and Deliveroo, raising concerns about the lack of employment contracts for delivery staff, nor basic job protections. He also raised concerns over the failure to pay wages that enable workers to afford healthcare, housing, and retirement savings.

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So what?

Singapore does not have a minimum wage, thus the implicit call for companies to provide a living wage is a significant shift. The Prime Minister’s stance on the matter is timely as increasing numbers of people are taking up this kind of work in the city-state.

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