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ATGWU HOSTS ITF CONFERENCE

ATGWU is privileged to host two important conferences of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).The ITF Road Transport Workers' Section Conference and related meetings, will be held in Kampala (Uganda), from 28 September to 2 October 2009.

The first meeting will be the African Regional Conference of the Road Transport Workers' Section that will be held from Monday 28 to Tuesday 29 September 2009.  This meeting will bring together participants from the road transportation affiliates of ITF from the African region.

The second meeting will be the Global ITF Road Transport Workers' Section Conference that will take place from Wednesday 30 September to Friday 2 October 2009. This meeting will bring together participants from all ITF road transportation affiliates from all parts of the world.

The main theme of the Conference is "Organising Globally – Fighting for Our
Rights". Among the issues to be discussed by the two meetings will be international solidarity and campaigns; effects of neo-liberal policies in road transport and the ITF's response thereto; health and safety, including violence at work and HIV/AIDS; precarious and unprotected workers; container cargo safety and workers in the supply chain; policy and strategy towards unionisation of international drivers; passenger and logistics multinational companies; review of International Road Transport Action Week;  relationship with the international organisations; and issues of women workers and young workers.

The venue for both meetings will be Speke Resort and Conference Centre, Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda http://www.spekeresort.com

Amalgamated Transport and General Workers' Union of Uganda is one of the affiliates of ITF and takes this opportunity to warmly welcome all participants Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa”

 

 
 
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