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

EAST AFRICA: Workshop Report from Nairobi “Negotiations & Strategy Training” now available

The GLI Report from the “Negotiations & strategy training for leaders/organisers of informal transport workers” workshop held in Nairobi in February is now available to download here: GLI Report: East African negotiation & strategy workshop, Nairobi [Feb 2016] The Nairobi workshop was organised to provide collective bargaining training to leaders and organisers of informal transport […]


March 16, 2016

NEPAL: “E-rickshaw – Not the cause of , But the solution to Pollution” – report on e-rickshaw organising now available

“E-rikshaw – Not the cause of , But the solution to Pollution ” is the slogan of the recently formed Nepal E-rikshaw Drivers Union, which is affiliated one of Nepal’s national transport unions – NETWON. A report is now available to download documenting the progress of NETWON’s organising of e-rickshaw drivers in Nepal, and in […]


March 15, 2016

Kenya: East African transport unions welcome crackdown on matatu police corruption

Transport union officials from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania at a meeting in Nairobi (organised by the ITF Informal Transport Workers Project) have welcomed newspaper reports that the Kenyan National Police Service Commission (NPSC) will crack down on police harassment and corruption in matatu (minivan) public transport. They also welcomed proposals to ban traffic police from […]


March 14, 2016

NEPAL: Nepalese unions celebrate International Women’s Day

On March 8th, the Independent Transport Workers’ Association of Nepal (ITWAN) and Nepal Yatayat Majdur Sangh (NETWON) organised a joint event in Kathmandu to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event brought together around 150 women from both unions, including members of the Joint Women’s Committee. Participants were addressed by leaders of both unions, as well […]