Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a national civil society organization that was founded in 2000 as a response to the absence of an appropriate voice to address the rights of vulnerable, marginalized and non documented workers particularly those who have no place in the formal echelons of the trade unions. PLA promotes and protects the rights of the vulnerable and marginalized workers through empowerment of communities and individuals in Uganda.
In order to perform its mission PLA conducts independent activities and operations and continuously collaborates and joins different initiatives and partnerships with national and international institutions/ organizations such as NGOs , CBOs, trade unions, central and local governments ,and private companies. PLA has also utilised the strategy of using grassroots community structures to monitor, create awareness and report incidences of violation of rights of vulnerable and marginalised workers through working with community task force members and Human Rights Advocates. PLA is recognised as a leading civil society actor in the campaign for social protection and elimination of child labour in Uganda both by Government and civil society.
OUR TARGET GROUP
We target vulnerable and marginalized workers including; children in exploitative forms of work and those at risk of exploitation; vulnerable and marginalized workers infected and affected by HIV&AIDS, women, youth and the low income earners.
PLA operates her programmes in three (3) thematic areas, the major one being, Rights, Social Protection, and Accountability thematic area which is responsible for using multi- media approach to create awareness about the rights of vulnerable and marginalized workers and empower communities to support them. Legal Aid services are provided through direct service delivery, referral mechanisms and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in order to support our target group access to justice.