Author: Stirling Smith and Cilla Ross
The majority of workers in the world today are in the informal economy. They get whatever work they can. It may be hazardous and it almost certainly will not provide earnings much above subsistence level. The SYNDICOOP approach offers an alternative. It shows that workers can be organised in a way that offers some improvements in their daily lives and provides the voice that workers need. The stories in this publication describe the difference that this approach has made in East Africa.