How Indonesian Gig Workers Are Organizing
Paris Marx is joined by Rida Qadri to discuss how gig workers in Jakarta created networks of mutual aid in the face of a lack of support from companies and the government, and how their experiences show the importance of workers’ local knowledge for delivery platforms.
Rida Qadri is a PhD candidate in Urban Information Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Follow Rida on Twitter as @qadrida.
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- Rida wrote about how delivery platforms in Jakarta show the importance of the human workers and their local knowledge.
- Paris wrote about Uber’s dark side, including its lack of support for drivers in Mexico and Brazil who faced violence.
- Gojek and Grab may merge, which would cause problems for gig workers in Southeast Asia.