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Alliance for Zambian Informal Economy Associations (AZIEA)

Alliance for Zambian Informal Economy Associations (AZIEA)

The Alliance for Zambian Informal Economy Associations (AZIEA) is the national umbrella organization for associations of informal workers in Zambia. It was launched in October 2002, as the result of a project on organizing in the informal economy undertaken by the Workers’ Education Association of Zambia (WEAZ) and the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).
 

Union General de Syndicats de l'Economie Informelle du Niger (UGSEIN)

Union General de Syndicats de l'Economie Informelle du Niger (UGSEIN)

UGSEIN is a national union that had 30,150 members as of November 2013. Members include street vendors and other informal workers. UGSEIN's objectives include: organize the economic actors of the informal economy; defend the ethical and material interests of members; negotiate agreements with the employers of the sector; struggle for decent work conditions and health and security for the workers in the sector.

Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS)

Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS)

The Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS) first began in 2000, and was officially registered in 2004. As of 2012, MUFIS has approximately 14550 members, who work in the following informal sectors: home-based workers, street vendors, waste pickers, construction workers, domestic workers and small-scale tea farmers.

Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT)

Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT)

The Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT) was formed in 2005 to bring together street vendors, traders and other types of informal workers from 12 towns in Kenya. The Alliance currently has over 8,600 members in 170 local associations.  

Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs de Guinée (CNTG)

Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs de Guinée (CNTG)

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The National Confederation of Trade Unions of Guinea (Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs de Guinée - CNTG) was founded in June 1960. It has 20,000 members from the informal sector, including 12,000 contributing members.

Trades Union Congress (Ghana)

Trades Union Congress (Ghana)

Ghana TUC logoThe Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Ghana is the main umbrella organization for trade union activities in Ghana, made up of 17 affiliated autonomous national unions. The TUC is the official mouthpiece of unionized labour in its dealing with government and with the employers' association. It currently has a total membership of about 500,000 members.

International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF)

International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF)

IUF, Food Workers and Trade UnionsThe International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) is an international federation of trade unions representing workers employed in agriculture and plantations, the preparation and manufacture of food and beverages, hotels, restaurants and catering services, and all stag

PATAMABA

PATAMABA

PATAMABA, home-based workers, PhilippinesPambansang Kalipunan ng mga Manggagawang Impormal sa Pilipinas (PATAMABA), Inc. (formerly Pambansang Tagapag-ugnay ng mga Manggagawa sa Bahay) or the National Network of Informal Workers in the Philippines. Founded in 1991 as a grassroots organization run by women home-based workers.

World Urban Forum 6: Inclusive Cities = Sustainable and Vibrant Cities

Heliodora, a Street Vendor from New York City, was a delegate at this year's World Urban ForumWIEGO and Inclusive Cities delegates attended the World Urban Forum 6 in Naples, Italy 1-7 September 2012, to deliver an important message to urban officials and planners: including informal workers in municipal pl

Conceptual Framework for Social Protection for Informal Workers

A conceptual framework, developed in WIEGO’s early years, posed the core question that continues to drive the Social Protection Programme:

“Under what circumstances can which kind of workers in the informal economy (especially poorer working women) secure access to what core measures of provision, which can be incrementally improved upon in the future?”