oa Alternation - Informalisation of women's labour and new types of labour organisations: the cases of SEWA and SEWU

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



Informal economy, which has a historical existence all the way through the development of capitalism, has recorded an unprecedented growth in all parts of the world, particularly in the developing countries, in the era of new global restructuring. Informalisation and feminisation of labour has become one of the most crucial aspects of the changing labour system, which has transformed through decentralisation of capitalist production and the new international division of labour. These processes have simultaneously created new dimensions in defining and organising labour. The exploration of changing patterns of work and accordingly, the emergence of new types of labour organisations, organising informal workers, became crucial for the future of the labour movement.

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