GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF WASTE PICKERS
GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF
WASTE PICKERS
The Global Alliance of Waste Pickers is a networking process supported by WIEGO, among thousands of waste picker organizations with groups in more than 28 countries covering mainly Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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Workers’ Union Cleaning and Beauty and Protecting the Environment

Cairo, Egypt

Primary information

Number of members
4,500
Type of members
Members are waste pickers
Occupation of members
Waste collectors
Type of Organization
Trade union
Organizational Reach
Local
Workplace of members
Street
Organization Structure
Covering six areas in Cairo. There are three members in each area responsible for recruiting members.Each member must pay dues of about US $2/month. There are currently +/- 4500 union members. Most of them are people who collect waste, but there are a few members from the workshops. The union is still waiting to get more members before they elect leadership.
Women composition

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Information source
WORD 26/6/2013, Africa 2013

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