Sonia M. Dias, Ana Carolina Ogando, Vanesa Castan-Broto, Juliana Gonçalves, Breno Cypriano
From rising temperatures to shifting work conditions, a new study highlights the vital role waste pickers play in managing urban waste and how they navigate the challenges of a changing climate in Brazil.
Experiences from Brasilia, Accra and Dakar show that the inclusion of waste pickers in dump closure plans and consideration for their livelihoods are crucial for a just transition towards more sustainable waste management practices.
Financing a sustainable urban future requires governments to shift their focus from taxing the informal economy to providing urban infrastructure, high-quality public services and inclusive urban design. At the same time, governments would do well to focus their tax collection efforts on the wealthy.
Christy Adeola Braham, Federico Parra
Despite their essential contributions to society and high exposure to the virus, workers are often excluded from vaccine drives. A closer look at seven countries shows how worker organizations have secured vaccine access for their members over the past two years.
A new scheme for financing social protection for gig workers in Rajasthan, India, could provide lessons for other informal economy workers. WIEGO spoke to social activist Nikhil Dey to learn more.
Labour law only “sees” employees. It resists the idea that self-employed workers in the informal economy, such as street vendors and waste pickers, should also be the subjects of labour law. WIEGO's panel at the Labour Law Research Network aimed to challenge this.