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Oral Answer by Mr Zaqy Mohamad Minister of State for Manpower to Parliamentary Question on percentage of workers in the oline food delivery industry who are foreigners

NOTICE PAPER NO. 1808 OF 2019 FOR THE SITTING ON 2 SEPTEMBER
QUESTION NO. 3031 FOR ORAL ANSWER

MP: Er Dr Lee Bee Wah


To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) what is the current percentage of workers in the online food delivery industry who are foreigners; (b) how do the foreigners qualify to work in this industry; and (c) whether the Ministry will take steps to ensure that these jobs in the delivery services are restricted to only Singaporeans.

Answer

  1. It is illegal for foreigners to work as self-employed delivery riders for food delivery applications such as Deliveroo, Food Panda and Grab Food. MOM has taken action against social visit pass holders working illegally as self-employed food delivery riders. Under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, they can be fined a maximum of $20,000, or subjected to imprisonment of up to 2 years, or both. Anyone with information on such illegal workers should report this to MOM.

Last Updated: 05 September 2019