INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS

The International Alliance of Waste Pickers is a union of waste picker organizations representing more than 460,000 workers across 34 countries
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IAWP participated at the f Youth Global Labour University
IAWP participated at the Global Labour School.

Delegates Kris Brown (Ground Score, USA), Abdelsslem Benhamed (Amelior, France), and Vicky Bringas (FACCyR, Argentina) participated in a global youth delegation at a Paris, France, event organised by the Global Labour Institute in November 2023. event organised by the Global Labour Institute. The delegates collaborated with representatives from WIEGO, UFDW, and StreetNet in workshops focusing on organising informal, precarious, and migrant workers. The event, attended by 110 representatives from 28 countries, covered diverse topics such as trade union history, challenges in organising, youth involvement, countering authoritarianism, feminism, and environmental concerns, fostering rich exchanges and global solidarity.

The Global Labour Institute gathered 110 representatives from 28 nationalities, sharing their experiences from different unions and organizations. During three days we attended various workshops, plenary sessions and round tables, discussing different interesting tematics. The exchanges included the history of trade unionism, the challenges in organizing, informal and popular economy, trade unionism and youth, how to stand against authoritarianism, feminism, and the environment. It was a very rich experience to exchange with so many histories of struggle and build solidarity among workers from all regions of the world.

Read GLI International Trade Union School Manifesto and Program

Affiliate representative from GroundScore, Kris Brown, presenting the importance of the work done by waste pickers to the international audience.
Affiliate representative from GroundScore, Kris Brown, presenting the importance of the work done by waste pickers to the international audience.


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