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On October 13th to 15th, leaders of the Federation of Informal Workers (FIT) representing four occupational sectors (home-based workers, domestic workers, street vendors and motorcycle taxi drivers) will meet for negotiations and collective bargaining training sessions, in Bangkok, Thailand. Jane Barrett, Director of WIEGO's Organization and Representation project, Rhonda Douglas, Programme Strategy Advisor, Bangkok Focal City coordinator, Sarah Reed, and WIEGO’s copy editor, Megan McLeod, will coordinate the activity.
The training sessions with informal workers seek to improve negotiations skills in order to negotiate successfully. Elements such as how to keep all the members involved in the negotiations process; how to follow-up negotiations; how to draft an agreement to consolidate what has been agreed in the negotiations; and how to enforce negotiated agreements will be some of the themes discussed during the activity.
The session also will debate the ILO Convention 177 and Recommendation 204 and to discuss how we should push for implementation in Bangkok, as well as to develop a programme of action for collective negotiations in Bangkok going forward and to develop the confidence of the participants to be able to share what they have learnt with other leaders in their organization.