Malaysia’s Deputy PM receives memo for Gig Economy Commission establishment

A memorandum on the institution of the GIG Economy Commission of Malaysia (SEGiM) was presented to Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, marking a big step in path of safeguarding the well-being of gig workers in the nation. The memorandum was submitted by representatives from three workers’ organisations, including the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC), Malaysian P-Hailing Riders’ Association (Penghantar), and Malaysian eHailing Coalition (GEM).
Ahmad Zahid, who can additionally be the president of Umno Malaysia, expressed his dedication to championing the purpose for gig staff throughout the nation. The memorandum was not solely submitted to Umno Malaysia, but also to non-governmental organisations and MTUC, who’ve been advocating for the protection of gig workers’ well-being.
In Refund at the Umno General Assembly 2023, Ahmad Zahid proposed the creation of SEGiM to control the gig business ecosystem in Malaysia. He emphasised the necessity to safeguard the welfare of the entire economic chain of the business, from service suppliers and suppliers to employees and customers.
MTUC president Mohd Effendy Abdul Ghani expressed his optimism that SEGiM would profit gig economy employees, whose welfare has not been adequately addressed in latest times. He mentioned, “I assume MTUC has been fighting for this for almost four years, and eventually it has turn out to be a reality following Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s proposal.”
Mohd Effendy added that the institution of SEGiM is a manifestation of compassion, and he is confident that it will be realised, given its endorsement by the Umno president. He also highlighted the potential for SEGiM to improve the gig economic system panorama via collaboration with the federal government..

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