Palembang – Hundreds of online transport drivers working in an online transportation service company in Palembang protested in the DRPD Building of South Sumatra (South Sumatra).
The demonstrators protested the unilateral actions of the company by permanently terminating their operational permits, for no apparent reason. They even hope that this demand can be conveyed to the President of RI, Joko Widodo (Jokowi).
Demonstration that was held on Monday afternoon, December 18, 2017 was followed by the driver of online transport, both the driver of two-wheeled vehicles or four-wheeled vehicles.
The demonstrators who are members of the Palembang online transport driver community come in black and green jackets.
The color black and green itself is an icon of two of the largest online transportation services company in Indonesia.
Chairman of the Action of Peace Ahmad Harfin said, many of the drivers of online transport that hung his fate in this work.
“We are asking the government to enact a special regulation on the acceptance of new drivers in online transportation companies, stop unilateral suspensions like this,” he said on the sidelines of the demonstration.
In their demand, they asked that the President of RI Jokowi coordinate with three ministries governing the online transportation services namely the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo), the Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) and the Ministry of Manpower (Kemenaker).
The expected coordination is the arrangement of legal umbrella for the driver of online transport. The three ministries are the main mouthpieces of fulfilling the rights of online transport drivers.
They also urged members of Parliament of South Sumatra to be able to convey their aspirations to immediately established the Act (Act) for the driver of online transport, either taxi or taxi online.
“The government must also act decisively and fairly in arranging partnership partnership, which is between an application company and an online transport driver because this work is also a populist economic endeavor,” he said.
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This peaceful action was conducted simultaneously in 12 provinces in Indonesia, namely South Sumatra (Sumsel), North Sumatra (North Sumatra), Jambi, Lampung, South Sulawesi (Sulsel), Southeast Sulawesi (Sultra), Jakarta, West Java (Jabar), Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Central Java (Central Java), East Java (East Java) and West Kalimantan (West Kalimantan).
Representatives of the demonstrators can finally meet the members of the council, to discuss the follow-up of the suspension of such unilateral work.
According to Daniel (18), one of the online motorcycle taxi drivers, suspension as an online transport driver has occurred since early December 2017 ago. The company suspends on the grounds that the system has been set up from the center.
“From the beginning of this month, the suspend was done in bulk, about 70-100 drivers got suspended, without any mistakes experienced by the driver, it also coincided with the acceptance of new online drivers,” he said.
In addition to getting unilateral Termination of Employment (PHK), the drivers of online transport also do not get the deposit money they have collected during work.
The drivers of online transport did not get certainty about the deposit money saved by the online transportation company.
“We hope that our online account will be activated soon and deposit money will be returned, we will not be regarded as their dairy cow,” he said.