Amalgamated Transport and General Workers' Union

Unity is Strength

WHO WE ARE


Vision
To be the most effective and self-reliant Labour Union in Africa and beyond.

Mission Statement
To strengthen human and workers (Labour Union) ensuring descent work place, promote social justice and work to preserve the environment.

Identity of ATGWU
Amalgamated Transport and General Workers' Union (ATGWU) is an autonomous, democratic and voluntary organisation formed, owned funded and run by workers in accordance with its constitution.

Background of ATGWU
ATGWU is Trade Union that traces its genetic roots from the first labour organization formed in Uganda. ATGWU's forerunner, the Uganda Motor Driver's Association was formed by Veteran Politicians and workers's rights activists Mr James Kivu and Mr Ignatius Kangavve Musaaz, and was registered by then the colonial government labour department in 1938. In 1949 the transport and general worker's Union was registered by Mr Musaazi as its President. The union under went various transformations in its current forms. It was registered as a T.U.7 under section 10 of the Trade union act of 1970. Its head quarter is located on Entebbe Road at Kajjansi near Kajjansi Progressive Secondary School.

ATGWU Core Valves
The values of ATGWU are fundamental guiding principles that shape the way we think and behave. We are committed to;
  1. Being Democratic
  2. Being of highest Integrity
  3. United & with Team work.
  4. Being Transparent and Accountable
  5. Equity and fairness
  6. Voluntarism and Being Committed 
Scope/ Jurisdiction of ATGWU
ATGWU organizes and represents workers in companies operating in trades and industries of;
  1. Civil Aviation transport
  2. Road Transport 
  3. Chemical and Oil 
  4. Private Security 
  5. Property maintenance and General workers in support services
Objectives of the ATGWU.
The Union shall aim at achieving the following objectives;
  1. To secure and maintain complete organization into the Union of all workers eligible for membership.
  2. To secure, improve upon and maintain just rates of wages and other terms and conditions of service/employment for its membership. 
  3. To regulate and improve relationship and settle disputes between its members and their employers, between one member and another between its members and other workers. 
  4. To provide legal assistance to its members, in pursuit of their rights and/or in furtherance of their interests. 
  5. To promote social, material and educational welfare and facilities for its members and ensure that social justice prevails in the industries. 
  6. To provide financial assistance to its members who may be in need of it arising out of industrial disputes. 
  7. To co-operate with other organizations pursuing similar objectives in order to promote and safeguard the interests and rights of members. This shall be achieved by, where Necessary, affiliating with such organizations be within or outside Uganda. 
  8. To promote affirmative action and protect the right to equal treatment with dignity and respect, so as to enable the Union to benefit from all its human resource irrespective of race, sex, age, creed, political ideology or affiliation. 
Membership Eligibility.
Membership of the union is open, without discrimination to all the workers within the jurisdiction of the mentioned trade and industries. An eligible worker can join ATGWU by signing a membership declaration form.
Every member has the right to fully enjoy and benefit from the services of the union without discrimination, and to participant fully in the business and activities of the Union, including providing leadership at any level.
Every member is obliged to respect and uphold the union constitution and to strengthen and protect the Union. 


Our Achievements


  • 08/17/2018 09:00

Amalgamated Transport and General Workers Union (ATGWU) traces its origin to the first workers organisation in Uganda called the “Uganda Motor Drivers’ Association”, which was formed in 1938 by Mr. James Kivu and Mr. Ignatius K. Musaazi. The two later became so prominent in Uganda and Buganda’s politics and have been honored by the government and buried at the Hero’s square at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala.

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Governance


The supreme authority in the running of the affairs of the Union is vested in the Delegates Conference (DC). ATGWU has three types of delegate’s conferences, namely:

  1. The Quinquennial Delegates Conference (QDC) held after every five years
  2. The Annual Delegates Conference (ADC) which held annual
  3. The Extraordinary Delegates Conference (EDC) held on a request of at least one tenth of the unions’ members

 These Delegates Conference transact normal Delegates Conference business in accordance with the ATGWU Constitution. 

National Executive Board

This is next administrative authority after Delegates Conference. It is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the implementation of Delegate Conference resolutions and directives,and of managing the affairs of the Union. 

The National Executive Board consists of the following of which zt least a third 1/3 must be women; 

  1. National Chairperson
  2. Vice National Chairperson
  3. General Secretary
  4. Deputy General Secretary
  5. National Treasurer
  6. Woman Representative
  7. Youth Representative
  8. Representative of Workers With Disability
  9. And Representative of all shop and associations not already in the above positions 

The Secretariat

The Secretariat of the Union at the Union Headquarters is headed by the General Secretary and composed of the following members;

  1. National Chairperson -not full time
  2. General Secretary - full time
  3. National Treasurer - not full time
  4. All union full time appointed staff 


National Executive Board (NEB)


USHER WILSON OWERE

NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON

STEPHEN KIDDE

NATIONAL VICE CHAIRPERSON

ADEKE ANNE

NATIONAL TREASURER

SECRETARIAT


ABIMA STEPHEN

GENERAL SECRETARY

He is a Full time employee and the Chief Executive Officer and main spokesperson of the Union.

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JOHN MARK MWANIKA

PROGRAM OFFICER

He's a full time employee of the union with a mandate to craft policies, forming the activities and strategic development of the union.

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ETWOMU JULIUS

ACCOUNTANT

The person is responsible to prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information for the Union.

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NAMATOVU ESTHER

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

She's a full-time staff of ATGWU, who manages and distributes information within an office through answering phones, taking memos and maintaining files.

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MUWANIKA ALFRED

ORGANIZING SECRETARY PRIVATE SECURITY

He's a full-time staff of ATGWU. He mainly responsible for the affairs of the Private Security companies inclusive but not limited to workers.

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HAJJI SSEBUNYA HAMIDU

ORGANIZING and EDUCATION SECRETARY

He's a full-time staff of ATGWU. He specializes in the education campaigns of the Union, in ensuring all stakeholders are information wise equipped.

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ATTO JANE

ORGANIZING SECRETARY AVIATION

She's a full-time staff of ATGWU, who is responsible for the affairs of the Aviation sector inclusive but not limited to the workers.

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MUSOKE DAVID

ORGANIZING SECRETARY ROAD TRANSPORT and LOGISTICS

He's a full-time staff to ATGWU. He's mainly responsible for the affairs of the Road Transport Sector inclusive but not limited to the workers.

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NABAKKA LYDIA

OFFICE ASSISTANT

She's a full-time staff of ATGWU. Manage organizational and clerical support tasks say scheduling appointments, proofreading, and receiving guests.

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MEMBERSHIP


Some of the current member organisations that, their employees are represented by ATGWU include;
                                                                                                                          Associations:
  1. Gapco Uganda Limited                                                               1. Uganda Long Distance Heavy Trucks Drivers Association
  2. Shell Uganda Limited                                                                  2. Galima Flights HIV/AIDS Initiative      
  3. Total Uganda Limited                                                                  3. Uganda National Lorry Drivers' & Transport Association
  4. Civil Aviation Authority                                                                4. AirPort Taxi Services Co-operative Society Limited
  5. Entebbe Handling Services                                                         5. Nagojje Motorcycle And Bicycle Transport Association
  6. Securex Security Services                                                           6. Tukolere Wamu Craft Development Association
  7. South African Airways                                                                  7. Ssabagabo Makindye BodaBoda Association
  8. Emirates Airlines 
  9. G4S Security Services
  10. Tight Security Limited
  11. Security Group
  12. Industrial Security Services
  13. Kenya Airways
  14. Borolle Logistic

AFFILIATIONS


Amalgameted Transport and General Workers Union (ATGWU) is affiliated to many international unions like International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), Union Network International (UNI) and the National Organisation of Trade union Uganda (NOTU).
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Contact Us


  • Wakiso, Uganda
  • P.O Box 30407, kampala(U) Plot 467 Lubowa Estate Entebbe Road Kajjansi

Our Services


REPRESENTATION

This Union represents workers engaged in the following trades and industries Civil Aviation Industry Road Transport Industry Chemical and Oil Industry Private Security Industry property services and General workers

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ORGANIZING

The union organizes workers for: -Better salary and wages -Better terms and conditions of service of workers -Job security -Occupational health and safety -Staff provident funds -Organized Recreation

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NEGOTIATION

The Union Negotiates on behalf of the workers with the ; - Government - Legislators -Employers -Independent Associations

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

The union Educates and Trains workers about a wide range of topics as listed below: -Labour Laws, coventions and Practice -TOTS -Training of Organizers -Union Finances -Negotiation and Collective Bargaining -Conflict Resolution and Grievance Handling

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News


We want NSSF money at 45 - Trade Unions
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We want NSSF money at 45 - Trade Unions

Labour Unions are advocating for the quick passing of the law that will allow workers to access their pension at the age of 45

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Trade Unions in Transformation
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Trade Unions in Transformation

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.

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Young Workers camp; Who Are We in the World of Work
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Young Workers camp; Who Are We in the World of Work

The Young Workers in Uganda were organised by ATGWU for Leadership and empowerment camp held in Jinja 2019.

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Events Calendar


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  • 07/01/2020 14:46
  • ATGWU

ATGWU as a workers organisation in 2020 would like to engage women to fully participate in Exchange program along side with other planed activities such as Strengthening women committe at shop and National level

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  • 10/09/2019 08:00
  • Kololo Independence Grounds

Uganda gained her independence on October 9th 1962. Since 1894 she was a British protectorate that was put together from some very organized kingdoms and chieftainships that inhabited the lake regions of central Africa. By 1959, Uganda had 16 districts and at the time of independence in 1962 one more district was created. In 1945 Uganda divided into four provinces of Buganda, Eastern, Northern and Western. The provinces were sub-divided into districts In 1962: Uganda became independent on October 9.

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  • 08/27/2019 10:00
  • Plot 467 Lubowa Estate Entebbe Road Kajjansi

The event where NEB members meet to discuss Union matters.

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Reports & Publications


Towards Recovery and Reform

Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on the Public Transport Sector in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area

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GLI Kampala Paratransit

This report attempts to provide a detailed assessment of the market structure of the paratransit industry in Kampala, including both minibus (“taxi”) and motorcycle taxi (“boda-boda”) services.

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ATGWU Plan Strategy 2019 -2023

ATGWU Strategy 2019 -2023 is a medium to long term plan defining the scope and focus of ATGWU in Uganda. The Union has been operational for over 75 years now since 1938 and the strategic plan will build on a strong foundation.

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Training & Education


Boost Your Income
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Boost Your Income

How To Motivate Employees
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How To Motivate Employees