Publications

Title:
Addressing the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Needs of Informal Workers: Market Traders and Street Vendors in Accra, Ghana
Author(s):
Dogbe, Tony Dzidzinyo and Suki Annan.
Date:
August, 2015
Publisher:
WIEGO-Inclusive Cities Project
Publication Type:
Research Paper
Description:

Addressing the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Needs of Informal Workers: Market Traders and Street Vendors in Accra, GhanaThis case study illustrates the efforts of two membership-based organizations of market traders and street vendors in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area—namely, the Makola Market Traders Union and the Ga East Traders Union—to achieve better health and safety working conditions. It also shows how by organizing, networking, and building alliances, and how, with the support of the Ghana Trade Union Congress (TUC), the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), and WIEGO, these traders’ unions are growing in confidence, engaging with their local authorities, and beginning to get the local authorities’ attention. A summary of the case study is also available.

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