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      Urban gig workers in Indonesia during COVID-19: The experience of online ‘ojek’ drivers



            This paper uses case study evidence to examine how COVID-19 has impacted on the working conditions of urban gig workers (online ‘ojek’ riders). Initial findings suggest that the platform companies use the term ‘partner’ to commandeer low-cost labour and thereby avoid the obligations required of a contract of employment, and that this vulnerability has become more evident in COVID-19 pandemic conditions. The findings suggest that the platform companies should pay more attention to worker feedback to create a better working environment, as decent work will better be achieved with responsible corporate governance, good management, and strong worker-management relationships.


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            Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation
            Pluto Journals
            1 January 2021
            : 15
            : 1 ( doiID: 10.13169/workorgalaboglob.15.issue-1 )
            : 31-45
            © Riani Rachmawati, Safitri, Luthfianti Zakia, Ayu Lupita and Alex De Ruyter, 2021

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            Sociology,Labor law,Political science,Labor & Demographic economics,Political economics
            COVID-19,job creation,motorbike taxi,transportation,Gig workers,online drivers,urban,decent work


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