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International Co-operative Expo 2012

International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Expo 2012

WIEGO and four cooperatives with which we work participated in the 2012 Expo presented by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) in Manchester, England. 

Global Trade Project: Analysis of Purchasing Practices in the Garment Industry

A project intitiated by WIEGO and involving several Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) members highlighted several issues endemic to the garment industry that drive poor working conditions at the lowest end of the value chain.garment worker

The WIEGO Network - Defining Features

WIEGO focuses on the concrete reality of the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy. We seek to integrate an informed understanding of this concrete reality into mainstream development thinking, policies and institutions.

- We draw on the distinct expertise of, and build effective alliances between, our three constituencies:

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 has over 6,000 members in 175 local associations that form the seven urban alliances: Mombasa, Machakos, Migori, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nairobi. KENASVIT plans to expand its activities to 17 towns. Eight towns have already shown interest, with a target of over 1,000 members per town.

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.

Mega Events & the Urban Working Poor

This work aims to understand the multifaceted impact of mega events on the working poor and to publicize these findings.

Pat Horn of StreetNet addresses International Trade Union Confederation about mega events and their impact on informal workers.

WIEGO Individual Members

Individual Members of WIEGO are drawn from two of WIEGO’s three constituencies: researchers, statisticians or academics who study the informal economy; and professionals in development agencies who work on issues related to the informal economy. The third constituency is membership-based organizations of informal workers – trade unions
cooperatives, or associations of various kinds – or trade unions that organize informal workers: such organizations are invited to become Institutional Members of WIEGO.

WIEGO enews - August 2013

Covering the period January–June 2013

WIEGO e-News January-June 2012

 

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Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs de Guinée (CNTG)

Photos by CNTG

 

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.