Global Networking: Informal Workers Build Solidarity, Power and Representation through Networks and Alliances

Chris Bonner, Françoise Carré
  • Subtitle: Working Paper (Organization and Representation) No. 31

Over the past three decades informal workers, mainly in the global South and their organizations have joined and launched global networks of solidarity, advocacy and militancy.

Global Networking of Informal Workers

This paper reviews several key differences in some five of the largest global and transnational networks of informal workers. It relies upon field-based knowledge of global networks of informal workers' organizations (associations, cooperatives, or unions) that bargain and/or advocate for their members for recognition and to improve access to markets and space, to raise their earnings, and to gain coverage from social protection benefits.


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