“It’s true that being a rider is independent, but once you start taking jobs, it’s like you’re almost not independent at all.”

Prachatai, with support from the Canadian Embassy’s Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) presents “Riderman,” the story of delivery platform workers who remains unprotected under a labour law which has yet to caught up with the gig economy.

“Riderman” is part of “Un-fairly Tales,” a series of short documentaries on inequality in Thailand.

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