PM: Gig Workers Commission bill to be presented to Parliament in July

PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today that the government will table the Gig Workers Commission bill in Parliament this July.

According to him, the government is tabling the bill after receiving the proposal earlier.

“They (youth) want the Gig Workers Commission as tens of thousands more than 100,000 of the young people are working in the gig sector.

“The government took the steps and we are presenting a Gig Commission bill to the Parliament next July. When we hear the voice of the youth, we try to implement (the request), ” he said while officiating at the National Youth Day (HBN) 2024 at Dataran Pahlawan, Banda Hilir, today.

Speaking at the closing of the Bumiputera Economic Congress (KEB) in Putrajaya last March, Anwar announced the establishment of the Gig Workers Commission to protect the rights of 1.12 million gig workers.

The aim is to meet social needs, resolve contract disputes, and promote the career advancement of the group concerned.

The Malaysian gig economy is estimated to be valued at RM1.61 bil and local platforms are expected to grow from RM371.4mil in 2021 to RM650mil in 2025. – May 25, 2024


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