Malaysia partners with on-demand work platform to protect gig workers
Malaysia’s Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has signed an agreement with GoGet Malaysia (GoGet), the country’s on-demand work platform to further protect gig workers working for its platform in the country.
GoGet will be including EPF contributions for its workers on its platform that will be integrated and customisable, reports The Malaysian Reserve.
“This is part of the efforts to encourage GoGetters to contribute to their retirement savings through the EPF’s voluntary contribution programmes such as i-Saraan and self-contribution,” said EPF in a statement.
To participate, gig workers on the platform with existing EPF accounts would have to give their consent to opt into the programme and set their contribution rate.
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“The collaboration with GoGet is part of the EPF’s agenda to cast the social security net wider and extend coverage to those in the informal sector and gig workers,” said EPF CEO Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan.
The i-Saraan is a voluntary contribution programme that allows workers under 55 years of age in the gig economy and those who are self-employed to save up for their retirement through contributions to the EPF.