Road Transport Strike – Guinea-Conarky

By Bayla Sow, ITF Ecowas and Francophone countries’ representative Our comrades from the Federation Syndicale Professionnelle Nationale des Transports et Mécanique Générale (FSPNTMG – CNTG) held a strike on Monday 7 April 2014, which was widely followed (minibus, taxis, motorbikes, tanker drivers) throughout the country. To respond to the wide-scale mobilisation the Government of the Republic of Guinea-Conakry […]


April 30, 2014

Grève Transport Routier – Guinée-Conakry

Par Bayla Sow, le représentant pour l’Afrique Francophone  Nos camarades de la Fédération Syndicale Professionnelle Nationale des transports et Mécanique Générale ( FSPNTMG- CNTG)  ont organisé ce lundi 07 avril 2014 une grève très largement  suivie (minibus, taxis, motos, camions citernes…) sur tout le territoire de la Guinée-Conakry. Face à une telle mobilisation , le […]


Women’s mapping workshop concludes with agreed way forward

  The Africa regional women’s workshop on mapping informal women workers in transport concluded on Friday last week after three highly successful days of discussion, training, experience-sharing, and practical mapping activities. Much of the work was based on the mapping exercise in one of Kampala’s main bus terminals, where the workshop participants were able to […]


April 28, 2014

Five informal workers associations join Ugandan union

During last week’s ITF mapping workshop, leaders of the Amalgamated Transport & General Workers’ Union (ATGWU) and leaders of five associations of informal transport workers in Uganda held a press conference to announce that the informal associations had affiliated to the union. The news was widely reported on Ugandan TV. Prior to signing agreements with […]


Visibility of Women Workers – off with a flying start!

The Visibility of Women Workers strand of the project has got off with a flying start this week with the Africa Regional Women’s Workshop, being held in Kampala, Uganda. Teams of women activists from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are working together to learn mapping techniques in informal transport workplaces, focusing on informal women workers. Most […]


April 24, 2014

Niger Seminar Report available to download

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Africa Regional Leadership Seminar, and for making it such a great success – particularly Zeinabou Habou Barma, and her comrades at SYNATRA, the mentor union in Niger, who hosted the event.  You can download the report of the seminar here. Participants are warmly invited to correct any […]


April 9, 2014

African Regional Seminar successfully concluded

  The African Regional Seminar – “Building Strong Unions: Organising Informal Transport Workers” – was successfully concluded on Thursday 27 March, after more than two days of intense and productive discussions. This was the first major event of the ITF Informal Transport Workers Project, bringing together leaders from twenty-four transport unions from Burkina Faso, Burundi, […]


April 1, 2014