Shalini Sinha, Shalaka
The launch of e-Shram, a national database of workers who earn a living in the informal economy, holds lessons for implementation going forward in India, and for governments in other countries interested in developing similar schemes.
In this interview, Leonor Larraburu of the Unión de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de la Economía Popular (UTEP) in Argentina tells us about the most important achievements for the waste picking sector since the Movimiento de Trabajadores Excluidos, a precursor organization of UTEP, was formed.
The appointment of Federico Parra as Social and Solidarity Economy Specialist is WIEGO’s response to the need to support initiatives of workers in informal employment that fall within the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE). In this Q&A, Federico explains what his role will entail.
In this interview, Gladys Mponda, Vice President of the Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS), talks about the value of organizing, the importance of R204 and the strength of women.
Workers in informal employment experience frequent workplace exposure to a range of occupational health and safety risks. The climate crisis poses an additional, existential threat to workers – with catastrophic impacts on workers’ health and livelihoods.