The ILAW Network and WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing) invite you to attend the third webinar in our series on strategies to extend labor rights to informal workers. This webinar will focus on ILO Recommendation 204 concerning the Transition from the Informal to Formal Economy, 2015 (R 204), which calls on ILO member states to extend the rights to collective bargaining and to participate in social dialogue to all workers, regardless of their employment status or place of work.
This webinar will focus on how informal workers have used R 204 to realise the right to collective bargaining and to participate in social dialogue in three African countries. It will show how a Senegalese informal workers’ organization is represented in the High Council for Social Dialogue through its affiliation with one of the country's largest trade union federations. In South Africa, informal workers’ organizations in the “Community Constituency of the National Labour and Development Council” (NEDLAC) have demanded that the government should implement and institutionalize R 204. Zimbabwean street vendors’ organizations have used the Recommendation to R 204 to negotiate memoranda of understanding to form negotiation forums and structures so as to address issues to improve their working conditions in several towns.
Rutendo Shylyn Mudarikwa
Moderated by: Jane Barrett