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‘ Network, the Global Labour Institute, the Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, the World Bank and […]


05/04/2018

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 from two ITF unions – PUTON (Public Transport Operators Union) and MWU (Matatu Workers’ Union). […]


16/10/2017

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 Kampala Metropolitan Boda Boda Association (KAMBA), an association of around 20,000 motorcycle riders (“boda boda”) […]


20/08/2015

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) as part of the mentoring programme which it heads-up in East Africa for the ITF […]


18/08/2015

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 Penh to meet with activists from IDEA, a union whose members are mostly tuk-tuk drivers, […]


07/08/2015

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 the meeting participants, translators and the GLI. Thanks go out to all those who participated […]


04/06/2015

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 of the project so far, and to make plans for the next year of the […]


02/03/2015

“Organiser les femmes travailleuses du transport dans les emplois precaire…est crucial dans la lutte de l’ITF”

Plusieurs participants au projet ont parlé de leur travail à 2014 Congrès de l’ITF qui a eu lieu à Sofia en Août. Souley Zeinabou Habou Barba du syndicat SYNATRA (Niger) a gentiment partagé la déclaration qu’elle a fait au Congrès avec le blog:   “Les femmes travailleuses du transport sont plus sujettes au travail précaire depuis la crise financière […]


10/11/2014

Disponible en español: Resumen de las actividades de 2013-14

Proyecto ITF sobre los/as trabajadores/as informales del sector del transporte: Resumen de las Actividades de 2013-14 está disponible aquí:


27/10/2014

Disponible en français: Résumé du Rapport D’Activitiés 2013-14

    Projet de l’ITF sur les Travailleurs Informels des Transportes: Le Résumé du Rapport D’Activitiés 2013-14 est disponible ici :