Law graduate students association of Universitas Gadjah Mada hosted a National Seminar on Manpower, themed Polemics on Legal Protection for Online Transportation Drivers on Wednesday (28/3). Speakers in the event include Prof. Dr. Ari Hernawan, S.H., M.Hum. (UGM), Kirnadi (Secretary General of Yogyakarta Labour Alliance), Sumondang, S.H., M.H. (Head of Subdirectorate of Occupational Relations in Manpower Ministry), and Dr. Syafrin Liputo, A.TD., MT (Head of Subdirectorate of Transportation and Multimodes in Transportation Ministry), and Dr. Haiyani Rumondang, M.A, Director General of Industrial Relations and Manpower Social Security in Manpower Ministry as keynote speaker.
The student association saw some issues in online transportation such as the legal relations between the online transportation drivers and operators of such business. This relates to the protection of the drivers and pros and cons of Ministerial Regulations No 108 Year 2017.
“The outcome of the seminar will be sent to related parties such as Manpower Ministry and Transportation Ministry for government consideration to formulate a policy,” said event chairman, Hasanuddin Ismail.
In the event Kirnadi said that Labour Union had stated that there were new relations between drivers and operators of online transportation services. But he said that Law No 13 Year 2003 on Manpower has not answered to the legal matters related to this relation due to the technology development. Clear relations between the two parties will obviously help the workers get legal protection.
Meanwhile, Prof. Ari Hernawan said law is a unity of a system, thereby elements in it are interrelated. Hence, it needs a comprehensive review of the subjects and the legal relations between them.
“In the legal relations between drivers and operators of online transportation services, there is an indication of new types of agreement that is combined, but this has yet to be studied scientifically,” said Prof. Ari.