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.Read More
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:
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 at least a third 1/3 must be women;
The Secretariat of the Union at the Union Headquarters is headed by the General Secretary and composed of the following members;
NATIONAL VICE CHAIRPERSON
He is a Full time employee and the Chief Executive Officer and main spokesperson of the Union.
He's a full time employee of the union with a mandate to craft policies, forming the activities and strategic development of the union.
The person is responsible to prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information for the Union.
She's a full-time staff of ATGWU, who manages and distributes information within an office through answering phones, taking memos and maintaining files.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 workersLearn More
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 RecreationLearn More
The Union Negotiates on behalf of the workers with the ; - Government - Legislators -Employers -Independent AssociationsLearn More
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 HandlingLearn More
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.