- Title of Chapter: Building Alliances Between Formal and Informal Workers: Experiences from Africa
- Book Title: Labour and the Challenges of Globalization: What Prospects for Transnational Solidarity??
- Place of Publication: London
- Publisher: Pluto Press
- Book Authors: A. Bieler .ed, I. Lindberg .ed, D. Pillay .ed
This book chapter provides an overview of relations between trade unions and informal workers organizations in Africa. Examples are drawn from South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana, and in a larger extent – Mozambique. It is argued that cooperation between trade unions and informal workers‟ organizations is not common, but that they do exist in a variety of arrangements in different contexts. In Mozambique, an informal vendors association, ASSOTSI, is a fully affiliated member of a national trade union federation. ASSOTSI organizes vendors by dealing with practical aspects of managing market places and by advocating for the rights of informal workers.