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WIEGO Briefs

WIEGO Briefs are part of our Publication Series.

Promoting R204 in Malawi

WIEGO’s Law Programme and its Organization and Representation Programme partnered with the Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS) to promote the implementation of R204 in Malawi, beginning in 2016.

Focal Cities Accra

Market vendors in Accra, Ghana
Photo: Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage

Waste Pickers at the United Nations Climate Change Conferences

Waste pickers contribute to the conservation of natural resources and energy while reducing air and water pollution. They also reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the reuse of materials. Around the globe, waste pickers are organizing and fighting for recognition of their significant environmental contributions.

Waste Integration in South Africa (WISA)

Waste Integration in South Africa (WISA)

Strengthening the Role of Informal Waste Pickers

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Photo credit: Jonathan Torgovnik_Getty Images Reportage

Organization & Representation: Past Activities

Organization & Representation: Past Activities

Organization and representation of informal workers

Integration as Defined by Waste Pickers in Johannesburg

Integration as Defined by Waste Pickers in Johannesburg

Recognition – when there is no privatization of waste, we are recognized as workers and our work is recognized as a public service.

Organization & Representation Programme Advisory Committee

Renana Jhabvala
Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)
Chairperson

Chris Bonner
WIEGO Organization & Representation Programme Director

Kofi Asamoah
Ghana Trades Union Congress

Barbro Budin
International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF)

Martha Chen
WIEGO International Coordinator

Jose del Valle
CROC, Mexico

Rhonda Douglas
WIEGO Global Projects Advisor

Lucia Fernandez
WIEGO Waste Pickers Global Coordinator

Dan Gallin
Global Labour Institute

The World celebrates International Workers Day - 1 May

Press Release (StreetNet International)

 

2 May, 2013 - International Workers' Day celebrated on the First of May commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world. It is also recognition of the Global Workers Movement and people unite to express their international solidary.

A Common Vision for WIEGO’s Work with Waste Pickers

At the global and local level, and across all regions, WIEGO’s work with waste pickers pursues a common vision: