“Organising in the informal economy is our future” – Project Evaluation Report now available

  “Organising in the Informal Economy is our Future” Mac Urata, ITF Inland Transport Section Secretary   The Evaluation Report of the ITF Informal Workers Project, 2013-16, is now available to download here: Evaluation Report: ITF Informal Transport Workers Project 2013-16 [Nov 16] The report, prepared by the experienced external evaluator Chris Bonner, provides an […]

December 1, 2016

Labour Rights for Informal Workers! Unions participate in the ITF’s first informal worker day of action

Road and rail unions worldwide were out in force during this year’s ITF Action Week, held from 3 – 9th October. The need for labour rights for informal workers was the focus on 5th October, and unions, including many associated with the ITF Informal Transport Worker Project, undertook activities to highlight the concerns of informal […]

November 9, 2016

“We have power!” Watch new video interviews with union leaders from the informal transport sector

Click above to watch video interviews During the Project Evaluation Workshop held in Kampala, Uganda, from 26-28th July 2016, a number of participants kindly took part in short video interviews. In these interviews, trade union leaders from Colombia and Kenya shared their experiences and offered reflections on organising in the informal transport sector. You can […]

September 5, 2016

Los sindicatos de transporte adoptan la Carta de reivindicaciones de los trabajadores y las trabajadoras informales del transporte

[Traducción por Google – version original en Inglés aqui] Afiliadas a la ITF ha aprobado por unanimidad una Carta de los informales Trabajadores del Transporte en la conclusión del Taller de Evaluación del Proyecto de los trabajadores informales de la ITF, celebrada en Kampala, 26-28 de julio de 2016. La Carta establece una serie de […]

August 25, 2016

Les syndicats de transport adoptent la Charte des droits pour les travailleurs informels

[Google Traduction – original en anglais ici] Affiliés de l’ITF adopté à l’unanimité une Charte des travailleurs informels de transport à la fin de l’atelier d’évaluation de l’ITF informel Projet des travailleurs, tenue à Kampala, 26-28 Juillet ici 2016. La Charte énonce une série de demandes pour les droits fondamentaux, la reconnaissance, les conditions de […]

Transport Unions adopt Charter of Rights for Informal Workers

ITF affiliates unanimously adopted an Informal Transport Workers’ Charter at the conclusion of the Evaluation Workshop of the ITF Informal Workers Project, held in Kampala, 26-28 July 2016. The Charter sets out a series of demands for basic rights, recognition, working conditions and welfare, providing a campaign and collective bargaining tool for unions organising and […]

Informal transport workers belong to the ITF family

  From 26-28th July, a Project Evaluation Workshop was held in Kampala, Uganda, which brought together mentor unions from the ITF Informal Transport Workers’ Project along with their “mentoree” unions and representatives of the ITF, to reflect on the achievements and challenges of the project. All the participating unions celebrated their strong recognition of the […]

August 4, 2016

NEPAL: E-Rickshaw Driver Union holds founding convention

  On July 14th 2016 the founding convention of the E-Rickshaw Driver Union was successfully held in Damak City, Nepal. The new E-Rickshaw Driver Union has been established with the support of NETWON – one of two ITF Informal Transport Worker “mentor unions” based in Nepal. The union is currently running in Nepal’s 22 districts […]

July 20, 2016

NEPAL: Nepal E-Rickshaw Driver Union officially registered by government

On May 4th the newly formed Nepal E-Rickshaw Driver Union was officially registered as a NEWTON-affiliate by the government of Nepal. The new union is the first e-rickshaw (electronic rickshaw) union to be registered by the government and is due to hold its founding congress in the coming weeks. Supported by the ITF Informal Transport […]

May 11, 2016

Informal sector workers in Gujarat win health care, social security with first identity cards

After years of campaigning the IUF-affiliated Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) won a major victory for informal sector workers in the state of Gujarat in the form of government issued identity cards. The identity cards are the first held by informal sector workers, identifying them as workers and granting access to free health insurance, accident insurance […]

March 24, 2016