Some 29% of gig workers in Singapore work almost 60 hours a week
Gig delivery workers in Singapore work almost 60 hours a week, according to a survey by the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Policy Studies.
About 29% of drivers work more than 59 hours a week, the report said. Such workers are also under pressure to hit certain targets, and include incentives that require “drivers to work non-stop for 14 to 16 hours a day”, a driver highlighted in the survey.
Of the 1,000 respondents surveyed, around half of them said that they would leave the ride-sharing industry if there were job opportunities. Some 31% said that they could easily get a job similar to their previous role or related to their education.
About one-quarter of the drivers surveyed worked exclusively for Gojek, while the rest said they also drove for other companies, including Grab.
Labour laws in Singapore limit a work week to 44 hours for employees. However, as gig workers are not considered full-time workers, they are not legally protected under employment regulations.