From 26-28th July, a Project Evaluation Workshop was held in Kampala, Uganda, which brought together mentor unions from the ITF Informal Transport Workers’ Project along with their “mentoree” unions and representatives of the ITF, to reflect on the achievements and challenges of the project.
All the participating unions celebrated their strong recognition of the need to organise informal workers as a result of the project. “Earlier we thought they were not workers. Now we understand their challenges and have organised them. This has made us stronger as a union”. (Aziz Kiirya, ATGWU, Uganda). Francisco Mora, SNTT, Colombia agreed: “We have so much more power as a union if we organise informal workers”.
During the meeting, the participants adopted an “Informal Transport Workers’ Charter” which sets out the rights of informal transport workers and aims to serve as a campaigning and organising tool for informal workers in the transport industry.
The ITF Global website covered the meeting and highlighted some key achievements of the project in a news piece here: