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SOCSO Hopes PenjanaGig Can Help More Gig Workers To Benefit From Social Protection

SOCSO Hopes PenjanaGig Can Help More Gig Workers To Benefit From Social Protection

Hakim Hassan

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The Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) hopes that the matching grant for gig economy platforms under Penjana (PenjanaGig) will allow more gig employees to benefit from social security protection.

Through PenjanaGig, SOCSO Chief Executive Officer Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said gig workers would be protected under Plan Two of the Socso Self Employment Social Security Scheme (SKSPS).

He encouraged gig economy platforms to participate in the scheme as their workers are exposed to hazards when they work.

According to the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), it’s estimated that 28,425 gig economy workers have registered with Socso since 1 January.

This figure represents only 7% of the 400,000 individuals involved in the gig economy in the country.

Below are the list of jobs/industries that are eligible for SKSPS.

Picture Credit: SOCSO

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