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Employment Relationships and Organizing Strategies in the Informal Construction Sector

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

by Jill Wells and Arthur Jason Abstract The expansion of self-employment, casual labor and outsourcing in the construction sector around the world and the growing involvement of intermediaries has led to an… Read More

Informalization from Above, Informalization from Below: The Options for Organization

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

by Jan Theron Abstract The paper examines different strategies for the collective organization of informal workers, on the basis of a number of empirical illustrations from South Africa. It argues… Read More

Informality and Casualization as Challenges to South Africa’s Industrial Unionism: Manufacturing Workers in the East Rand/Ekurhuleni Region in the 1990s

Published: Apr 3rd, 2014

by Franco Barchiesi Abstract The paper addresses informalization processes driven by layoffs, casualization, and outsourcing and their implications for workers’ agency. The empirical focus is on the metal engineering, glass, and… Read More

Between Exit and Voice: Informality and the Spaces of Popular Agency – Introduction

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

by Ilda Lindell, Guest Editor  Abstract The last decades have witnessed deepening processes of informalization and casualization in Africa and beyond. Growing numbers of people rely on economic activities occurring… Read More