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 workers, strong union representation and improved access to affordable mobility.”

The research includes:

  • The likely impact and implications of BRT (bus rapid transit) for workers in Nairobi.
  • Good practice examples (e.g. Cape Town, Dar es Salaam) of engagement and inclusion of workers’ organisations in the development of BRT policy and implementation by local, national and international decision-makers.
  • The nature of the worker groups consulted (e.g. trade union, association, cooperative etc).
  • Consultation or negotiation processes.
  • Outcomes of the inclusion of workers’ representatives in the design and operation of BRT.

Thanks to the Global Labour Institute for carrying out this research.