Workers' Resources & Capacity Building Materials

Juliana Brown Afari leads a meeting of the Makola Market Traders Union at Makola Market.
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The Only School We Have

The Only School We Have: Learning from Organizing Experiences Across the Informal Economy (also available in Spanish) -- A guidebook for building membership-based organizations. Success stories from around the world highlight the importance of mobilizing workers.

 

Organizing in the Informal Economy

Six booklets (also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish)

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  1. Recruiting Informal Workers into Democratic Workers’ Organisations (ICC1)
  2. Building and Maintaining a Democratic Organisation of Informal Workers (ICC2)
  3. Handling the Day-To-Day Problems of Informal Workers (ICC3)
  4. Collective Negotiations for Informal Workers (ICC4)
  5. Handling Disputes between Informal Workers and those in Power (ICC5)
  6. Collective Action for Informal Workers (ICC6)

Advocacy Publications

We Are Workers TooRefusing to be Cast Aside

Case Studies

For examinations from around the globe, see WIEGO Organizing Briefs.

Training Manuals: Developing Leadership and Business Skills for Informal Women Workers in Fair Trade

Training Manuals: Developing Leadership and Business Skills for Informal Women Workers in Fair Trade

  1. Introduction & Training Module 1: Understanding Gender and Employment Relations
  2. Training Module 2: Understanding Women's Economic and Social Contribution to Effective Poverty Reduction
  3. Training Module 3: Promoting Democratic Participation and Accountability
  4. Training Module 4: Enhancing Financial and Business Management Skills
  5. Training Module 5: Understanding the Market
  6. Training Module 6: Quality Management Systems
  7. Training Module 7: Improving Innovation and Production Techniques

Other Sources

Labour Organization and Trade Union Materials