Rethinking Gig Worker Categorization
Tan Zhai Gen, Research Manager, Asia School of Business
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The pandemic has triggered a dramatic increase in the number of Malaysians entering the gig economy, either by choice or forced by circumstances. Although they enjoy flexibility in their job, there are concerns on the labour rights for gig workers. As there have been calls to amend the Employment Act 1955 that was drafted over 60 years ago, what changes are needed to benefit the gig workers in the long term? Tan Zhai Gen of the Asia School of Business weighs in on proposed reforms.
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Produced by: Shazana Mokhtar
Presented by: Shazana Mokhtar, Philip See, Khoo Hsu Chuang
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