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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.
In this interview, HomeNet International Coordinator Janhavi Dave tells us of proud moments in the home-based workers’ movement and shares her thoughts on visibility in the sector.
The hall was filled with official delegations, representatives and environmentalists, activists and organizers from more than 150 countries representing in the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) 5.2 in Nairobi, Kenya.
“We are the face of recycling in the world, we are the hands that clean the world, we are the real heroes of the planet and nothing you try to do without recyclers is going to work.”
The world’s most vulnerable garment workers aren’t in factories – and global brands need to step up to protect them
Workers at the bottom of the garment supply chain — subcontracted homeworkers, mostly women, who stitch from homes for some of the leading brands, often for pennies — are the most vulnerable and easily forgotten workers. In this COVID-19 crisis, they have been devastated by a lack of wages and lost...
The world is rapidly transforming and one of the biggest trends right now is the new world of work. But forget all the talk about a future of automation and robots. We’ve already reached a tipping point: 61 per cent of the world’s workforce is now informally employed. In 2020, we’ll be digging into...
In 2019, informal workers made some noise — in their home cities and at the highest global change-making bodies. They took to the streets, met with local officials and stood in front on the International Labour Organization in Geneva demanding to be seen, heard and, ultimately, treated with the...
The clock is ticking on the road to meeting the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets by 2030. Governments everywhere are strategizing and implementing to reach these and other global benchmarks. But are top-down solutions suitable for bringing much-needed change to complex social, economic and...
As COP25 gets underway, our deep dive into two years of news coverage reveals that the green army of waste pickers leading urban recycling efforts deserves greater recognition for its efforts in solving one of the most pressing problems of our times.
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.