Home-Based Workers Organize to Improve Public Bus Service
The workers in this study live in Nongchok District and work in manufacturing and waste sorting
Home-based workers are part of Bangkok's vast informal economy
of Bangkok's workers are informally employed
average daily income of home-based worker
Like other urban poor, home-based workers face relocation to city outskirts despite the fact they need to travel to buy materials, sell goods, etc.
The city was able to genuinely listen to and respond to community needs.
A community petition for a pedestrian bridge has been forwarded to the mass transit authority.
In Nongchok, the dialogues led to more buses and decreased wait times.
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The community has been empowered. Workers put forward their platforms and constructive dialogue with city officials
HomeNet Thailand and its member home-based workers realized that by uniting communities, they could fight for a shared cause. HomeNet trained workers and community members in and ran a series of dialogues with city officials.
A City for All?
Forced relocations have meant unreliable, inconvenient public transit, increased reliance on expensive private transport, and loss of income.This directly contradicts Bangkok's vision of a City for All.
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