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Organising Workers in the Informal Economy

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Although the informal economy is often associated with developing countries, where up to 60% of the labour force work, all economic systems contain an informal economy in some proportion. The project “Organising Workers in the Informal Economy: A Resource Pack for Worker Educators” aims to offer worker educators resources to defend the rights of workers in the informal economy. The International Federation of Workers’ Education Association (IFWEA) produced a DVD containing various entries and formats on the informal economy such as a documentary film, educational material, photo slideshows, a library, contacts and useful links. By providing access to resources on the informal economy, it is hoped that this production will facilitate ongoing education work on organising workers in the informal economy. Indeed, all around the world, millions of workers (of whom the majority are women) are forced to survive outside what would be regarded as bare minimum basic rights and legal protection associated with work, in the so-called informal economy. In some countries it accounts for the vast majority of the workforce and this proportion is growing.

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