The Occupational Health of Waste Pickers in Pune: KKPKP and SWaCH Members Push for Health Rights

Ujwala Samarth
  • Place of Publication: Cambridge, USA
  • Publisher: WIEGO

OHS of Waste Pickers in PuneThis report from the union of waste pickers, KKPKP, in Pune, India details the interventions of the union to improve the health of their members,  including the setting up of a municipally funded health insurance scheme, health advocacy and the use of trust hospitals. The report also includes an analysis of KKPKP's data on health and injury amongst waste pickers working for the Solid Waste Handling Cooperative (SWaCH) which is attached to the union and which provides municipal solid waste services in two municipalities.

Informal Economy Theme
Occupational group
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