A Just Transition for Workers in Informal Employment: Considerations for the 111th session of the ILC general discussion on a just transition

HomeNet International, IDWF, WIEGO, StreetNet International, Global Alliance of Waste Pickers, SEWA

In 2023, the International Labour Conference will hold a General Discussion on “a just transition, including consideration of industrial policies and technology, towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all.” For the ILO, a just transition means greening the economy in a way that is as fair and inclusive as possible to everyone concerned, creating decent work opportunities, and leaving no one behind.

In this brief, WIEGO and four global networks of workers in informal employment including HomeNet International, the International Alliance of Waste Pickers, the International Domestic Workers Federation and StreetNet International propose ways in which a just transition framework can be more inclusive to ensure decent work and social cohesion.