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NEPAL: E-Rickshaw Driver Union holds founding convention

  On July 14th 2016 the founding convention of the E-Rickshaw Driver Union was successfully held in Damak City, Nepal. The new E-Rickshaw Driver Union has been established with the support of NETWON – one of two ITF Informal Transport… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

NEPAL: NETWON organise les conducteurs de rickshaw électriques en syndicat pour la première fois

NETWON est un des deux syndicats mentors pour le projet des travailleurs informels du transport de l’ITF dans la région de l’Asie du Sud. Du 5 au 7 Janvier, NETWON a tenu un atelier d’éducation de 3 jours pour les… 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 →

Nepali unions form Joint Women’s Committee

On December 3rd, the Independent Transport Workers’ Association of Nepal (ITWAN) and Nepal Yatayat Majdur Sangh (NETWON) announced the creation of a Joint Women’s Committee, composed of six women leaders from each union. The announcement was made at a jointly… Continue Reading →

Nepalese unions need your help to rebuild, says ITF

The ITF has established a special fund for donations to trade unions in Nepal following the earthquake in April that claimed the lives of thousands of people there. The Federation’s four member unions in Nepal have been intensely involved in the… Continue Reading →

Nepalese Informal Transport Workers Provide Relief to Landslide Victims

After recent landslides and flooding in Nepal, hundreds of people are reported dead and many more missing. Rural communities have been devastated and roads cut off throughout the country. In the village of Jure, Sindhupalchuk district, about 120km east of… Continue Reading →

Kathmandu Workshop Report now available to download

The Asia Regional Women’s Workshop took place in Kathmandu from 25th – 27th June 2014. The report from this workshop is now available to download below or under the Resources heading on the blog homepage. Special thanks go out to… Continue Reading →

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