TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Dozens of ride-hailing app drivers left the Go-Jek headquarter in Pasaraya Blok M, South Jakarta, after holding a protest that lasted an hour on Wednesday, September 12. The drivers who participated in the rally were joined in a group called Gerhana, Gerakan Hantam Aplikator Nakal, which literally translates to the ‘movement to jab naughty applicators.’
The group’s spokesman Fikri Hifraisal said that the mass left the Go-Jek headquarters after a representative both from the company and government represented by Land Transportation Director General Budi Setyadi.
“We felt that our aspirations were directly acknowledged,” said Fikri yesterday.
In that impromptu meeting, Go-Jek and the Indonesian government promised to always involve drivers that ride-hailing app companies consider as ‘partners’ upon applying future policies. Other than that, they also stated their openness to accommodate the inputs coming from the drivers of ‘online taxis’.
Go-Jek Indonesia spokesman Michael Reza Say said that the company will always provide room for discussion with its partners, as they have routinely done in the past.