Written Answer by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Acting Minister for Manpower & Senior Minister of State, National Development, to Parliamentary Question on Work Injury Compensation for Casual and Contract Workers
Mr Chen Show Mao: To ask the Acting Minister for Manpower whether the Ministry will consider extending Work Injury Compensation Act coverage to casual workers and workers on short-term contracts for whom employer CPF contribution is mandatory, in particular those who earn $1,500 or less a month.
Mr Tan Chuan-Jin:
The Work Injury Compensation Act (or WICA) is a no-fault regime that requires employers or their insurers to compensate all workers employed under a contract of service if they sustain an injury arising out of and in the course of employment. This requirement holds regardless of the employee’s level of income, whether they are casual workers or on short-term contracts.