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 of the section on ‘crossing the divide between the formal and informal’, ITF affiliate ATGWU have written a case study on their pioneering strategy of organising through the affiliation of mass membership associations of informal minibus taxi workers and motor cycle (boda-boda) drivers.

Through the strategic use of their associational, structural, and societal power membership of the union increased dramatically, police harassment declined, internal conflict within the associations was reduced, and the conditions of informal women transport workers improved.

Click here to read the case study.