Citation: Carré, Françoise, Pat Horn and Chris Bonner. 2018. Collective Bargaining by Informal Workers in the Global South: Where and How It Takes Place. WIEGO Working Paper No. 38. WIEGO.
This Working Paper examines what collective negotiation (bargaining) looks like and what it means for informal worker organizations and their members. It fills a gap in the research about how the informal self-employed access opportunities to bargain with entities that have some power over the conditions of their work. Using cases of street vendor and home-based worker experiences, it explores some of the ways in which negotiation is combined with other approaches and offers examples of gains that have been made.