ITF organising informal transport workers


Ali Howes

Informal workers motion agreed at ITF congress!

Motion: Organising Informal Transport Workers The 44th Congress of the ITF, meeting in Singapore from 14-20 October 2018: 1. Recognises the necessity for working men and women to have decent jobs to live a life of dignity for themselves and… Continue Reading →

Organising the ‘Unorganisables’

The ATGWU’s organising of informal transprot workers is highlighted in the new FES study on The Transformation of Organised Labour: Mobilising Power Resources to Confront 21st Century Capitalism. In part two on informal workers, the study shows how ‘traditional’ unions… Continue Reading →

Our right to flush! Transport workers need safe access to toilets

The lack of safe access to decent toilets and other sanitation facilities has a substantial impact on the health and safety of men and women transport workers. We will be discussing the impact of the denial of this basic human… Continue Reading →

Transforming transport unions through mass organisation of informal workers in Uganda

Trade Unions in Transformation is a FES project that identifies unions’ power resources and capabilities that contribute to successful trade union action. The publication features over 20 case studies from around the world demonstrating how unions have transformed to get stronger. As part… Continue Reading →

Complete the ITF equality testing research survey!

Have your say and help us learn more about gender (in)equality in the workplace. Your participation in the ITF equality testing research is essential!  We need the view and opinions of informal transport workers. Deadline: 8 July 2018. “Only a… Continue Reading →

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 →

The power of informal transport workers booklet

An educational booklet for trade unions on organising informal workers in the passenger transport industry. Available in English, French and Spanish and under project materials.

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