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Global Position Paper from Organizations of Workers in the Informal Economy ILC 110th Session – General discussion on Social and Solidarity Economy: English and Español. About the GSEF The World Social Economy Forum (GSEF) is a global network of local governments and civil society stakeholders...
In this interview, Leonor Larraburu of the Unión de Trabajadores y Trabajadoras de la Economía Popular (UTEP) in Argentina tells us about the most important achievements for the waste picking sector since the Movimiento de Trabajadores Excluidos, a precursor organization of UTEP, was formed.
In this interview, Gladys Mponda, Vice President of the Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS), talks about the value of organizing, the importance of R204 and the strength of women.
This brief explores the challenges that waste pickers face with EPR and offers ideas for developing more inclusive EPR systems, based on the participatory work of the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers.
This organizing brief draws out the lessons of HBWs organizing in five countries; Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. It highlights different levels of power relationships that impact on HBWs' autonomy to organize in order to improve their lives and their livelihoods.
SEWA Sangini Cooperative: Providing Child Care for Women Informal Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic in India
The SEWA Sangini Cooperative provides child-care services for SEWA members – all women workers in informal employment – through 11 centres across Ahmedabad, India. This case study documents how the cooperative responded to COVID-19 through community outreach and adapted child-care services to...
Waste pickers at the Mbeubeuss dumpsite have set up their own cooperative in an effort to be integrated into the new waste management model put forward by the government.
Excerpt from the opinion piece, It's Time for a New Progressive Era, With Informal Workers at the Center by Darren Walker (president of the Ford Foundation) and Sally Roever (International Coordinator, WIEGO) placed in TIME’s Economy section on November 25, 2021. "Informal work is the essential...
As the world reels from the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, where supply chains and workers’ livelihoods were brought to a grinding halt, we are writing to you as worker organizations and trade unions from South and South-East Asia garment production countries. This letter represents...
Garment workers from production countries call for new EU supply chain directive to stop exploitative working conditions
Contact: Nicole Pryor - email@example.com, Graciela Mora - firstname.lastname@example.org, Kendra Hughes - email@example.com Garment workers from production countries call for new EU supply chain directive to stop exploitative working conditions Worker organizations and trade unions seek a new...
Videos / Slideshows / Audio
Millions of women work long hours, in dangerous conditions, for little pay. They are fighting for change, with the help of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Watch this video to learn how.
Workers Education/Organizing Materials
This manual helps street vendors learn more about the regulations that govern public space and how to defend the right to work in public space. It describes successful actions taken by street vendor organizations. And it offers information to help you organize and negotiate with local government.
WIEGO Working Papers
Mike Rogan reviews how informal workers are taxed, why there is growing interest in taxing them, and whether they should be included in the tax net.