International Street Vendors Day - 14th November 2013
Once again StreetNet International celebrates International Street Vendors Day and I am happy to share with you our unity towards realising the rights of all members in our sector.
Last year it was a great celebration for all affiliates, most of whom were very creative and enthusiastic. We had the funds to supports posters, leaflets and t-shirts. However, this year although we cannot afford this, I encourage you to celebrate this day with different activities, as you did last year.
From Lesotho to New York, Malawi, India, Argentina, Guinee, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Tanzania, Chile Bangladesh, Madrid, Monrovia and many more we are united celebrating this meaningful day. On 14th November 2012, StreetNet affiliates and partners around the globe celebrated our 1st International Street Vendors Day.
StreetNet International participating in the International Conference “The New Trade Unions and the democratic left: Historical roots and ideological landmarks”
Under the initiation of five national trade union centers: Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU), Confederation of Labour of Russia (KTR), the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (BKDP), the Confederation of Trade Unions of Georgia (GTUC), the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Kazakhstan (KSPK) and also under the support of the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DISK), the international conference "The New trade unions and the Democratic Left: historical roots and ideological landmarks" took place in Kyiv on November 2-3, 2013. The idea of conducting this international event was also supported by the Global Labour Institute (GLI), the International Union of Food Workers (IUF), the International "Memorial" (Moscow), the social critique magazine Commons/"Spilne" (Ukraine), the "Praxis" Center (Russia) and others. The financial support was provided by Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.
The Municipality evicts street vendors from several avenues
From this Monday 50 inspectors and 50 police officers will be on the street to control the unauthorised installation of stalls. Vendors are asking for a solution so that they can continue work.
Street Vendors of the main avenues were evicted by the Municipality of Montevideo who warned them that the next time their merchandise will be confiscated.
L.A. council members push to end street-vending ban
Two Los Angeles City Council members on Wednesday called for the city to legalise street food sales and no longer penalise those who sell fried pupusas, fresh-cut fruit and bacon-wrapped hot dogs on sidewalks.
The current city code prohibits selling things on sidewalks, exposing vendors to hefty fines, confiscated equipment and even incarceration. That needs to change, said Councilman Jose Huizar, who represents the Eastside of Los Angeles, and Councilman Curren Price, whose district takes in much of South L.A.
"Los Angeles has a world-class street food culture,`` Huizar said at a news conference at City Hall.”But we sometimes want to pretend it doesn`t exist."