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ATGWU’s innovative mobile money dues collection initiative

Can technology transform worker organisations? In Uganda, ATGWU have revolutionised the age-old pencil and paper system into a modern dues-collection platform that now has a steady stream of member subscribers. Click here to find out how they’ve used a mobile… Continue Reading →

ITF unions demand workers’ voice on BRT implementation

Representatives from a wide range of international and regional organisations, including three ITF unions, have met in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss the impact of Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) on transport workers. The Institute for Development Studies, the Kenya Transport Researchers‘… Continue Reading →

Nairobi BRT: labour impact assessment

The Nairobi bus rapid transit: labour impact assessment was commissioned by the ITF as part of the OUR public transport programme, which aims to “promote quality public transport and inclusive cities in Africa, including decent jobs, a just transition for informal… Continue Reading →

Nairobi women matatu workers strengthen leadership

Women who work as conductors and clerks in Nairobi’s informal matatu industry came together last week to strengthen women’s leadership in responding to bus rapid transport (BRT). The ITF women’s leadership training workshop, from 4-6 October, brought together 15 women… Continue Reading →

New film: “The Power of Informal Transport Workers” – watch now!

The new film "The Power of Informal Transport Workers" shows how informal transport workers across the world are organising in trade unions to fight back against precarious and dangerous workin...

UGANDA: “The best way to start is to start now” – association of 20,000 motorcycle riders affiliates to ATGWU

Click video above to watch interview with John Ssemujjo, President of KAMBA “The best way to start is to start now – we think only the union let’s us start now” – John Ssemujjo, KAMBA On July 15th 2015, the… Continue Reading →

Now available – ATGWU report on capacity building workshop involving Kenyan and Tanzanian unions

A capacity building workshop for informal transport sector organisers and leaders from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya was held in Kampala from the 13th – 17th July. The workshop was organised by the Amalgamated Transport and General Workers’ Union, Uganda (ATGWU)… Continue Reading →

NCTU visit to IDEA in Cambodia comes to an end – videos coming soon!

Yesterday (Thursday 6th August), the 5-day exchange visit of the National Confederation of Transport Unions (Philippines) to the Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Associations (IDEA) in Cambodia came to an end. The visit brought five members of NCTU to Phnom… Continue Reading →

Bogota Women’s Workshop and Leadership Seminar Reports now available to download

  The Latin America Regional Women’s Workshop and Regional Leadership Seminar were held in Bogota, Colombia from 27th October to 1st November 2014. The two completed meeting reports are now available to download, following a lengthy and productive dialogue between… Continue Reading →

Mid-Project Meeting successfully held in Kathmandu

  The ITF Informal Transport Workers’ Project successfully held its mid-term meeting from 25-27 February in Kathmandu, Nepal. The meeting brought together representatives from the project’s mentor unions in Nepal, Colombia, Uganda, Niger, and the Philippines to share their experiences… Continue Reading →

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