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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waste pickers in Mumbai, India, Dumpsite Workers

Dumpsite Workers’ Workshop

Mumbai, India, June 1-3, 2011


Waste pickers who work at dumpsites and landfills all around India came together to discuss their working conditions and the threats they currently face in their own cities. It was the first workshop designed specifically for dumpsite and landfill workers. Two waste pickers from Dakar, Senegal, accompanied by the international coordinator of the Global Alliance, attended. The waste pickers shared their experiences and discussed the problems they face in their cities, including the closure of dumps where they make their living and the failure of municipal governments to include waste pickers in waste management systems.