Dumping on women : gender and privatisation of waste management

SAMSON, Melanie

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2003
99 p

As more and more local governments in South Africa are privatising their waste management systems, this report documents research carried out in Thabazimbi, Sol Plaatje and Johannesburg municipalities. It shows that both workers and working class communities suffer as a result of privatisation of basic services. It also shows how, because of the gender division of labour at work and at home, and because women waste management workers employed by private companies are largely left out of collective bargaining agreements, it is women workers who suffer the most

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