By Lauro Morillo
Eleven organisations affiliated to StreetNet Americas, have written on their experiences in a book published by Trade Union Confederation of Americas (TUCA), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Bureau for Workers´ Activities (ACTRAV-ILO).
TUCA, ITUC and ACTRAV-ILO published the book Experiencias Sindicales de Formalización Mediante Organización Sindical y Diálogo Social en América Latina y el Caribe in 2015. It is a collection of the experiences of organisations in the region, as well as information materials produced by the Working Group for Union Self-reform (GTAS), CSA, Sindical Obrera (USO), and StreetNet International.
It is important to note that 11 of the 14 affiliates of StreetNet Americas, have provided valuable insights and records of their experiences in this publication. They are SINTRACOPEA (Costa Rica) through its affiliate CTMC/FENATSEA, FESTIVES (El Salvador), FENTRAVIG (Guatemala), FOTSSIEH (Honduras), FNOTNA (México), CTCP/FNT (Nicaragua), UGT-I/CUT (Colombia), FEDEVAL (Peru), FUTRAND (Venezuela), SIVARA (Argentina) and CUT/SINTRALOC (Chile).
Given its importance, this collection was presented by the TUCA in the 103rd and 104th ILO Conference (Geneva, June 2014 and June 2015), during the negotiation process around Recommendation 204 (adopted in June 2015) which addressed the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy.