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NEPAL: Nepal E-Rickshaw Driver Union officially registered by government

On May 4th the newly formed Nepal E-Rickshaw Driver Union was officially registered as a NEWTON-affiliate by the government of Nepal. The new union is the first e-rickshaw (electronic rickshaw) union to be registered by the government and is due… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

Cambodia: IDEA and the ITF condemn arrests and beatings of transport workers in Phnom Penh

[Warning – violent content] Video of attacks on protesting bus drivers in Phnom Penh (courtesy of Licadho-Cambodia)  The Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA) – an ITF-affiliated union of informal workers in Cambodia – has condemned a brutal attack… Continue Reading →

NEPAL: NETWON organises e-rickshaw drivers into a union for the first time

From the 5th – 7th January, NETWON held a three day of education workshop for e-rickshaw drivers in Butwal, in the western region of Nepal. The workshop brought together the NETWON district committee leadership with e-rickshaw drivers working in region… Continue Reading →

NEPAL: ITWAN & NETWON hold joint workshop for women activists

  From the 18 – 19th January, the Independent Transport Workers’ Association of Nepal (ITWAN) and Nepal Yatayat Majdur Sangh (NETWON) held a joint “trade union education & organising strategy” workshop for women activists from both unions. 26 women participated… Continue Reading →

EAST AFRICA: ATGWU visits unions in Kenya & Tanzania

From November 22nd – 29th, the ATGWU mentor team of John Mark Mwanika and Stephen Abima conducted a follow-up visit to Kenya and Tanzania as part of the ATGWU informal transport worker mentoring programme for unions in East Africa. The… Continue Reading →

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