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Union General de Syndicats de l'Economie Informelle du Niger (UGSEIN)

Union General de Syndicats de l'Economie Informelle du Niger (UGSEIN)

UGSEIN is a national union that had 30,150 members as of November 2013. Members include street vendors and other informal workers. UGSEIN's objectives include: organize the economic actors of the informal economy; defend the ethical and material interests of members; negotiate agreements with the employers of the sector; struggle for decent work conditions and health and security for the workers in the sector.

Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS)

Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS)

The Malawi Union for the Informal Sector (MUFIS) first began in 2000, and was officially registered in 2004. As of 2012, MUFIS has approximately 14550 members, who work in the following informal sectors: home-based workers, street vendors, waste pickers, construction workers, domestic workers and small-scale tea farmers.

Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT)

Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT)

The Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT) was formed in 2005 to bring together street vendors, traders and other types of informal workers from 12 towns in Kenya. The Alliance currently has over 8,600 members in 170 local associations.  

Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs de Guinée (CNTG)

Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs de Guinée (CNTG)

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The National Confederation of Trade Unions of Guinea (Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs de Guinée - CNTG) was founded in June 1960. It has 20,000 members from the informal sector, including 12,000 contributing members.

Informal Hawkers and Vendors Association of Ghana (IHVAG)

Informal Hawkers and Vendors Association of Ghana (IHVAG)

The Informal Hawkers and Vendors Association of Ghana (IHVAG) was formed in 2003, and registered in 2005. It was formerly called StreetNet Ghana. Currently, there are over 6,000 members, who work in street and market trading; approximately two-thirds of the members are women. The organization has six branches in two cities, and is governed by an executive committee of five women and two men.

Trades Union Congress (Ghana)

Trades Union Congress (Ghana)

Ghana TUC logoThe Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Ghana is the main umbrella organization for trade union activities in Ghana, made up of 17 affiliated autonomous national unions. The TUC is the official mouthpiece of unionized labour in its dealing with government and with the employers' association. It currently has a total membership of about 500,000 members.

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

PATAMABA

PATAMABA

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.

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