Research Report by Labour at Infomal Economy, Bangladesh
This action research was conducted between 2014 and 2015 to examine the working and living conditions of a broad spectrum of women workers in Bangladesh, and to make recommendations as to how their conditions can be improved through capacity building, organising and advocacy, while taking into consideration their specific concerns. In addition to garment workers, informal workers such as waste pickers, street vendors, domestic workers and tea plantation workers were included.
This action research conducted by EILER examines how women in the informal sector in two urban communities in Manila make the most of available resources in order to rise above their seemingly disadvantaged situation within the economy.
This report describes workers’ strategies of organising and collective bargaining in the informal sector in India. It discusses the organising experiences of the most marginalised workers in society – waste workers, sex workers, domestic workers, rural workers and kite making workers. These are people who were always on the margins of Indian polity and society due to their class, caste and gender.