68 Comrades of Sindicato Unificado de Locatarios de Mercados de Honduras and FOTSSIEH lost their stalls and mechandises in a fire
Vilma Arévalo, Treasurer of FOTSSIEH, informed StreetNet that on March 2nd, approximately at 3:30 a.m. Honduras Time, a fire in the market of Barrio El Centro started. According with the firefighters report a reheating cable problem would be the posible cause. In less than 30 minutes, the fire consumed 68 stalls and merchandises of 49 women and 19 men street vendor comrades, affiliated to Sindicato Unificado de Locatarios de Mercados de Honduras SULMERH and also to FOTSSIEH. The affected comrades met with the Major in order to find an inmediate solution. The municipal authority said that the reconstruction of the market will be finished in one year.
“The City We Want” Campaign launched in South Africa
StreetNet affiliate, Ubumbano Traders’ Alliance, together with members of SASEWA (South African Self-Employed Women’s Association), representatives of minibus-taxi drivers, conductors and washers, and Abahlali base Mjondolo shack dwellers’ organisation, launched “The City we Want” Campaign in Durban, on Wednesday, 9 March 2016.
Greetings from StreetNet International Vice-President on the occasion of International Women`s Day
As we celebrate International Women's Day, I bring you my sincere greetings from the StreetNet International as your Vice-President and a Board Member of the WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing).
We will continue to look after our home family and also to fight for our rights and our two organizations and all women throughout the world!
Belarusian entrepreneurs are fighting for their rights, demanding the cancellation of the Decree № 222
Irina Yaskevich, Chairwoman of the Trade Union of Entrepreneurs "Together", an affiliate of the StreetNet International from Belarus, shared how entrepreneurs from Belarus are struggling for their rights to keep their jobs demanding the cancellation of the Decree № 222 "On regulation of entrepreneurship activity and the sale of goods by individual entrepreneurs and other physical entities".