|25 February 2013||Towards a model framework for a local level collective bargaining system for street traders [pdf]|
|14 September 2011||International Networks|
|08 September 2011||Trade unions in the informal sector [pdf]|
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It is now quite widely accepted by the international trade union movement today that its very survival depends on organising workers in the informal economy and new forms of work. It is also widely accepted that new strategies are needed to organise these workers, and the traditional organisational strategies used by the formal sector trade unions are not necessarily appropriate. But what are these new strategies?
There is no blueprint. Those already doing it are inventing new strategies as they go along. Here we present some cases of creative organizing, and new approaches to collective bargaining, which are in operation in the informal economy and in new forms of work.