Is home-based work the future of labour?1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Workers On Wednesday 27 November
Over the past three decades, millions of jobs have been lost globally and locally due to restructuring of economies, neo-liberal economic policies, economic crises and open trade agreements between countries. This period has seen a huge growth in informal employment, especially of women who have to combine family and work responsibilities. A significant number of these workers do home-based piecemeal work, often for big companies, but it is questioned whether this constitutes decent work.
- Jane Barrett – Director of Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) – Organisation and Representation Programme
- Shahida Cassiem – New Hope Co-operative based in Mannenberg, Cape Town