Govt hopes to table Gig Workers Commission bill in July, says PM

Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim says it is important to pay more attention and concern towards workers in the gig economy sector, such as e-hailing and delivery riders. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: The Gig Workers Commission bill will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat in July, says Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

He said the government decided to proceed with the tabling of the bill based on a proposal from youths in the gig economy sector.

“They want the Gig Workers Commission as more than 100,000 of them are working in the gig economy sector.

“The government has formulated (the policy) and we now have the legislation. Hopefully, it will be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat in July,” Bernama quoted him as saying at the opening of the national-level National Youth Day 2024 celebration at Dataran Pahlawan in Banda Hilir, Melaka, today.

At the closing of the Bumiputera Economic Congress (KEB) in Putrajaya last March, Anwar announced the establishment of the Gig Workers Commission.

He said it was needed to protect the rights of 1.12 million gig workers with a focus on meeting social needs, resolving contract disputes and promoting the career advancement of the group concerned.

Subsequently, on May 1, Anwar called for work on the setting up of the commission to be expedited.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *