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International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF)

International Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF)

IUF, Food Workers and Trade UnionsThe International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) is an international federation of trade unions representing workers employed in agriculture and plantations, the preparation and manufacture of food and beverages, hotels, restaurants and catering services, and all stag

Where We Work

WIEGO Worldwide 2013-2014: People, Programmes and Partners

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PATAMABA, home-based workers, PhilippinesPambansang Kalipunan ng mga Manggagawang Impormal sa Pilipinas (PATAMABA), Inc. (formerly Pambansang Tagapag-ugnay ng mga Manggagawa sa Bahay) or the National Network of Informal Workers in the Philippines. Founded in 1991 as a grassroots organization run by women home-based workers.


See biographies of current and past Board of Directors

The WIEGO Board of Directors, as per the provision of our Articles of Association, is comprised of:

Durban Legal Victory


Photos Courtesy of Asiye eTafuleni

Focal Cities: Activities and Outcomes in Lima

Newspaper vendors in Peru

Since 2010, WIEGO has implemented several thematic initiatives in Lima, Peru, creating a critical mass of work on informal employment issues.

World Urban Forum 6: Inclusive Cities = Sustainable and Vibrant Cities

Heliodora, a Street Vendor from New York City, was a delegate at this year's World Urban ForumWIEGO and Inclusive Cities delegates attended the World Urban Forum 6 in Naples, Italy 1-7 September 2012, to deliver an important message to urban officials and planners: including informal workers in municipal pl

Workers' Lives

The Workers' Lives Series is part of our Publication Series

Workers' Lives use descriptive profiles of individual workers to explore informal employment. The series illuminates, in different contexts, the living and working environments of informal workers and how they experience first-hand the impact of policies and organizing initiatives.

Waste Wise

Waste is Everyone’s Business!

Recyclers at workRecycling is one of the cheapest, fastest ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Conceptual Framework for Social Protection for Informal Workers

A conceptual framework, developed in WIEGO’s early years, posed the core question that continues to drive the Social Protection Programme:

“Under what circumstances can which kind of workers in the informal economy (especially poorer working women) secure access to what core measures of provision, which can be incrementally improved upon in the future?”