The Growth of Platform Work as Precarious Work that Threatens Indonesia’s Target to Meet Decent Work as Formulated in Goal 8 of SDGs

R Silaban, D Widiawaty, S Basir

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Abstract

This article discusses the implications of the emergence of platform work as a form of precarious work that threatens Indonesia's target to meet Goal 8 of SDGs. Despite the work platform providing employment opportunities to many workers, most work in the non-standard employment (NSE) category. This means that they work precariously due to insufficient work protection, which may lead to severe consequences to decent work and productive work as critical elements of Goal 8 of SDGs. This research aims to assess the implementation gap Indonesia faces in realizing the roadmap of Goal 8 of SDGs. Using the qualitative descriptive research method, the authors analyzed and explained the challenges through comparative data study from 2016 to the year 2020, with emphasis on four main area indicators of Goal 8 of SDGs. We concluded that promoting precarious work in Indonesia might hinder the implementation of the 8th goal of SDGs on decent work. We offer some policy alternatives to mitigate the challenges by underlining the importance of new regulations to extend job protection to all workers regardless of the employment relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)012057
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume940
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021

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