The Amalgamated Transport & General Workers’ Union (ATGWU) pioneered a strategy
of organizing 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.
Trade Unions in Transformation is an FES project that identifies unions’ power resources
and capabilities that contribute to successful trade union action. This study
features among two dozen case studies from around the world demonstrating how
unions have transformed to get stronger.