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Uruguay: Representation of Interests in the informal Sector

In developing countries such as Uruguay a large part of the people works in the so-called informal sector.

They work for their own account, but without any social security as small merchants, as small producers or even as windscreen cleaners at red traffic lights. Their common trademarks are the complete dependency on large enterprises and the lack of social security in the case of illness, accidents or in their later life.

In order to change this situation Kolping Uruguay supports these men in the build-up of their own federation, organizes congresses and seminars to train them and to search for ways to reach also a minimum of social security for them. Politically Kolping is a champion in advocating such changes to the societal and social policies in Uruguay.

Hubert Tintelott