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Informal Economy workers adapting organizing under COVID 19 lockdown

26 October 2021 | Vanessa Pillay | Women in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing(WIEGO) Innovative Practice

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The onslaught of the COVID 19 pandemic was especially catastrophic for informal economy workers whose livelihoods were severely disrupted by strict lockdown regulations. Workers sought alternative ways to remain in touch with each other and raise awareness of their plight as vulnerable workers. Their cellphones became their organising and mobilising tools.

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