Powerful Flower Workers!
Partner: Solidarity Uganda / Action Alliance Uganda Horticultural Industrial Services Provider and Allied Workers Union (UHISPAWU)
Bevilliget beløb: kr. 394,361.00
Projekt start: 12/25/2017 Projekt slut: 1/31/2019 (Afsluttet)
The intervention’s objective is to promote labor and health rights in the floriculture industry in Uganda. It aims to mobilize and capacitate workers within the Ugandan floriculture industry to participate in organized labor. Through training and capacity building, the intervention will generate a fertile and inclusive environment which engages workers in decision making processes on issues affecting their own working conditions and health. The intervention will be carried out over a period of 12 months. It employs an approach of mobilization, training and collective action. Solidarity Uganda staff will provide training in union bargaining power, strategic nonviolent action, public narrative and movement-building. The intervention has three major components to support the main objective of the intervention. The first component aims to increase union power within the floriculture industry in Uganda. The second component of the intervention will make advances in the rights of workers (health, wages, working conditions) by capacitating and educating the target group(s) in labor and health rights. The last overall component of the intervention is to strengthen solidarity with flower pickers in a global context by e.g. raise awareness about the flower industry to consumers – both individuals and companies.
The intervention’s objective is to promote labour and health rights in the floriculture industry in Uganda.
The project aims to mobilize and capacitate workers within the Ugandan floriculture industry to participate in organized labour. Through training and capacity building, the intervention will generate a fertile and inclusive environment which engages workers in decision making processes on issues affecting their own working conditions and health.
Primary target group: existing members of UHISPAWU. (approximately 121 members) Secondary target group: non-union members (approximately 300 non-unions members) The flower pickers are dominated by young mothers between 22 and 35 years of age, many of them single.
1. Increase Union Power in Uganda
- Traning of Trainers (Coordinator) /Coordinator training
- Training of Union members and allies in civil resistance
- Mobilization of workers and allies to train (first exposure training)
2. Make advances in the Rights of Workers (health, wages, working conditions)
- Mobilizing and organising union members for action (meetings, events and actions )
- Distribution of materials on worker rights
3. To strengthen solidarity with flower pickers in a global context
- AK, UHISPAWU and Solidarity Uganda will collect and share information and materials such as pictures and video-clips to be used both in Uganda and Denmark to raise awareness at events and/or campaigns with allies, partners, and activists in solidarity with the flower pickers in Uganda
- Raise awareness about the flower industry to Danish consumers – both individuals and companies – by specifically using Mother’s Day as an occasion where consumption of flowers are vital as symbols of love and affection using videos, articles, and pictures to document the conditions under which the flower pickers work.