Accepted paper:

Case study of the Barcelona's union of street traders: Organising migrant street vendors rights behind the blanket.

Authors:

Anna Gine March (University of the Basque Country)

Paper short abstract:

Barcelona's Union of Street Traders (Sindicato Popular de Vendedores Ambulantes de Barcelona), is a migrant street vendors organisation, a collective of workers and activists that helps irregular and undocumented migrant street vendors to fight for their right to work.

Paper long abstract:

Barcelona's Union of Street Traders (Sindicato Popular de Vendedores Ambulantes de Barcelona), is a migrant street vendors organisation, a collective of workers and activists that helps migrant street vendors to fight for their right to work. Most of its members are irregular and undocumented migrants who do not have the legal right to live or work in Spain. Excluded from the mainstream labour force, the locally known as "manteros" organise themselves seeking to make visible their vulnerable situation and show that "surviving is not a crime". This paper aims to present an in-depth understanding of this organization, developed through a case study and socio-anthropological fieldwork.

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