Informal sector
The resistance of Senegalese street vendors

Journalist Lucia Sabini Fraga dialogues with Senegalese street vendors in Argentina and Barcelona who resist state repression and struggle to survive amid the pandemic

COVID-19 tightens its grip on the African continent

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat provides a detailed overview of the economic, social and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the African continent

Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean will deepen in coming months, experts claim

Several reports by international and regional organizations on the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic on Latin America and the Caribbean indicate that the economic, health and social crisis is going to aggravate in the region in the coming months

Xenophobia in South Africa fractures international working-class solidarity

The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly impacted migrants in South Africa who have been facing increasingly violent attacks and marginalization over the past decade, reinforced by xenophobic rhetoric on a state-level

COVID-19 Has Exposed Collapse of American Dream: V

As the world struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic and distancing becomes the new normal, loneliness and the lack of touch has emerged as one of the greatest losses, says activist and playwright V

Informal workers bear the brunt of COVID-19 economic slowdown

Across the world, COVID-19 has affected workers as they struggle against layoffs, delayed payment of wages and attacks on their rights to mobilize.

Still without emergency assistance, unemployed women struggle against hunger

Informal workers from the poor neighborhoods of São Paulo and Pará survive aided by solidarity, and in fear of the pandemic

Colombians protest over lack of aid during quarantine

Most protesters are day laborers, who have become unemployed because of the national quarantine, and do not have enough money to feed their families and pay for essential services

With no rights, informal workers are more exposed to coronavirus and the crisis

More than 38 million people – 41% of the labor force – are unable to follow guidelines with no safety nets

Indian street vendors mobilize to demand protections

Street hawkers marched in New Delhi on International Street Vendors’ day to denounce police harassment and to demand protections accorded to them by law.

Kenya informal labor A milestone in Kenya’s trade union history

Informal workers will be brought under the protection of labor laws in the country, through an MoU signed between three trade unions representing formal workers and five informal sector associations

California’s labor law regularizing gig economy workers could set a global precedent

The legislation is the first of its kind and will likely force app-based corporates like Uber to reclassify their workers as employees rather than as contractors

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