Street vendors prepare back up plan in Jakarta
As the Jakarta administration is urging all street vendors in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, to move into Block G of Tanah Abang market, at least 150 vendors have registered themselves to city-owned market developer PD Pasar Jaya, according to an executive.
Finance director of PD Pasar Jaya Warno said on Tuesday that his firm had provided 1,060 stalls in the second and third floors of Block G to accommodate around 785 street vendors in Tanah Abang. "Some of the street vendors have registered to occupy stalls at the block since July 16," he said. "However, we are prioritising vendors with Jakarta ID cards."
Send thousands of postcards to Congress president Sonia Gandhi for passage of Street Vendors Bill in monsoon session
National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) calls upon all its member organisations, friends, supporters and well wishers to send postcards to the Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi for introduction and passage of the much awaited Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill in the monsoon session of the parliament.
The union cabinet has already approved the revamped Bill. There should not be any further delay in introducing and passing it. Inclusive central legislation is critical, as it would check the growing victimisation of street vendors across cities and towns by the municipal authorities and the police forces.
StreetNet Welcomes SEWA during their Field Visit to South Africa
StreetNet International welcomed their affiliate SEWA (Self – Employed Women’s Association) during their field visit to Durban from the 14-19 August. They have also been to Johannesburg. SEWA, an organisation based in India has been selected by the Government of India for the implementation of a project called “Strengthening African People’s Organisations and NGOs.” where five countries are selected in Africa. South Africa is one of the countries nominated.
The Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is a union of almost 1.8 million women workers from the informal economy. Founded in 1972 by Ela Bhatt, a labour lawyer and organiser, it has grown from a few thousand women in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, into a national and international movement of self-employed women workers.
Gas attack on the market "Barabashovo" of Kharkiv city (Eastern Ukraine) continues
The confrontation between the administrations of the Kharkov market "Barabashovo" and a trade union group continues. This was mainly because the local trade union did not agree to pay additional fees, that was not specified in the contracts.
On August 14, 2013 traders of "Barabashovo" market which is where the primary trade union organisation unites around 100 union members. They are affiliated to the Free Trade Union of Entrepreneurs of Ukraine (FTUEU). They arrived at their work places as usual but were interrupted when chaos broke out. They smelled a very strong unpleasant smell and after a while their state of health started to deteriorate. Four traders felt really very ill, and one woman was hospitalised.