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Global Management Forum 2022

Singapore's Grab sees support plan for gig workers 'necessary'

Superapp co-founder says new regulation should be sustainable for drivers

Grab co-founder Tan Hooi Ling talked online with Nikkei reporters after speaking at the Nikkei Global Management Forum on Tuesday.

SINGAPORE -- Grab will continue to find ways to better support its drivers who give rides and deliver meals to the superapp's users, co-founder Tan Hooi Ling said, as governments call for more benefits for these and other gig economy workers.

In Singapore, the government has called on tech companies like Grab to ensure a certain level of security for the workers who deliver the platform's services. Although drivers and delivery riders can choose how long they want to work and how many tasks they want to complete, they lack the benefits full-time workers enjoy.

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