Informal Sector and Labour Rights
November 9th, 2009

Many authors have often defamed informal sector in negative sense. According to them, those are informal labourers who are not in “formal” sector, not protected by any labour law, not in formal ’employee-employer relationship’ and not getting any benefits entitled to them as employee. Besides, they are hardly recognized as a labourers and not included in the ‘economic statistics’.

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Informal Economy New Challenges for Trade Unions
November 9th, 2009

The informal sector is not disassociated from the formal sector. There exists a certain type of interdependence through backward or forward production linkages with formal enterprises and through contract of labour or services. As a home for large number of workers, we shouldn’t forget that Asia is the home for the workers in Informal sector as well.

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