Waste collectors

Waste Pickers Won Rotary Club Vocational Excellece Award

Oct 5th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Informal Economy, Waste collectors

PUNE: We have changed over time and our conditions have improved but society refuses to change. People still view us with suspicion and there is little respect for us, said Saru Waghmare, committee member of Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat ( KKPKP) at the Rotary Club Vocational Excellence awards function at the SM Joshi hall [...]

One Day Strike by Domestic Workers in India

Oct 1st, 2009 | By admin | Category: Informal Economy, Waste collectors

Penn Thozhilalargal Sangam (PTS) is organising a one day strike on Friday morning (2nd October 2009) in Chennai, India, calling for fair wages, weekly paid day off and annual bonus. Announcement One Day Strike by Domestic Workers Friday, October 2, 2009 (10am-12noon) Human Chain Protest Gandhi Statue, Marina Beach, Chennai OUR DEMANDS • Fair wages [...]

CDM Waste Projects Undermine Poor And Increase Emissions

Jun 29th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Informal Economy, Waste collectors

Bonn, Germany: The Clean Development Mechanism’s waste projects undermine the livelihoods of poor people and increase greenhouse gas emissions, say a group of grassroots recyclers attending the United Nations climate change negotiations. “The CDM is funding incinerators and landfill gas projects that compete with recycling for recyclable materials,” said Silvio Ruiz, who represents the Colombia [...]

Financial Crisis Hit Informal Workers Seriously

Jun 15th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Informal Economy, Waste collectors

The economic downturn had caused a drop in demand for raw materials and packing materi¬als. Decreased demand for manufactured goods from developed countries led to a decline in exports from Asia, resulting in a decline in demand for recycled waste materials and a drop in the selling price of waste. Large numbers of waste pickers [...]

Building an International Network of Informal Waste Collectors

Jan 23rd, 2007 | By admin | Category: Waste collectors

WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing), in conjunction with organisations of waste collectors, supportive researchers and NGOs, has initiated a project that aims to facilitate international networking and solidarity amongst organizations of informal waste collectors, with a view to increasing their visibility and voice internationally. This includes convening an international conference in Latin [...]