The Bus Rapid Transit (Brt) project will certainly come with its share of consequences. An ITF Global report recommends integrating informal workers into the project. Otherwise, up to 10,000 jobs could be at risk.
“Up to 10,000 jobs in Dakar’s informal sector could be at risk, due to the lack of additional measures to integrate informal workers into the city’s high-level service (Brt) bus project,” warns a commissioned report. by the International Transport Workers Federation, reads the ITF Global report.
The document also states that the 2020 Workforce Impact Assessment Survey sheds light on the lived reality of workers in the informal public transport sector in Dakar and the main issues they face. Among other difficulties, job insecurity, low wages, long working days, harassment and lack of training or access to formalized work.
“The findings of the report, which is based on research conducted before the global Covid-19 pandemic, are all the more relevant as governments are rolling out economic stimulus plans. “The Covid-19 revealed the vulnerabilities of workers in the transport sector, in particular informal workers,” said Papa Sakho of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, one of the authors of the report, “reports the Itf.
Author: Mohamed Rassoul GUEYE – Seneweb.com