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|Organizing in the Informal Economy: A Case Study of the Building Industry in South Africa.|
|Auteur(s)||Tanya Goldman |
|Type d'outil||document du traval |
|Région(s) / Pays||Afrique |
Afrique du Sud
|Aspects de l'économie informelle||représentation et voix, droits |
|Secteur(s) du BIT||Emploi |
|Unité(s) du BIT||IFP/SEED - Programme focal de promotion de l'emploi par le développement des petites entreprises, DECLARATION - Programme focal pour la promotion de la Déclaration |
|Mot(s) clé(s)||développement de la vie associative, representation, droits |
This report seeks to enhance understanding of strategies adopted or currently experimented with by workers' and employers' organizations to organize and improve conditions of informal economic actors in South Africa's construction industry. Interventions by these organizations are examined in the context of structural and policy changes that the industry has undergone over the recent years.
During the past decade the entire industry has restructured in a way that has witnessed an upsurge in the number and range of informal work arrangements, pushing workers towards more vulnerable and insecure employment. These changes in the structure and organization of work and production processes have concomitantly been accompanied by changes in the policy and institutional framework traditionally governing terms and conditions of employment within the industry. The present scenario raises enormous organizing challenges to worker and employer organizations operating within the industry.
This report identifies a range of pertinent issues in different areas, including recruitment and retaining membership, organizing, collective bargaining and policy.