Go-Jek Drivers` Brief Protest at HQ Yields Positive Result

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  • Hundreds of communities of app-based ojek (motorcyle taxis) during rallies in State Palace, Jakarta, November 23, 2017. TEMPO/Subekti.

    Hundreds of communities of app-based ojek (motorcyle taxis) during rallies in State Palace, Jakarta, November 23, 2017. TEMPO/Subekti.

    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.

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    “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.

    IMAM HAMDI