Written PQ on Plans to include Platform Workers in Workplace Fairness Legislation
NOTICE PAPER NO. 2182 FOR THE SITTING ON OR AFTER 19 SEP 2023 QUESTION NO. 4965 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
MP: Ms Hazel Poa
To ask the Minister for Manpower whether there are plans to include platform workers in the workplace fairness legislation in future.
1. Discrimination against platform workers by platform operators is a breach of the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices (or TGFEP). The Tripartite Committee on Workplace Fairness in their final report has recommended to include additional guidelines in the TGFEP to make this existing position clearer. Platform workers that face such discrimination may approach the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices for assistance.
2. The proposed workplace fairness legislation covers employment relationships. We will consider if platform workers could be included in the scope of the workplace fairness legislation in the future.