Street Vendors Win!!!!
City Council Decreases Fines for Street Vendors
VAMOS Unidos and SVP members celebrate after passing of Intro. 434
After a coordinated effort between street vendor organisations; VAMOS Unidos and Street Vendor Project, the City Council voted to decrease certain street vendor fines from $1000 to $500. This is a monumental win, as it reverses most of Bloomberg`s hike of street vendor fines since 2006. Mayor Bloomberg increased the fines from $250 to $1000, which has led to undue burden on working families that work as street vendor across New York City. Bloomberg is expected to veto the bill. City Counsel has enough votes (44) to override the veto.
Livingstone street vendors urged to cooperate with council to keep the city clean
Government has appealed to street vendors and marketers in Livingstone to cooperate with the Livingstone City Council to keep the city clean, ahead of the United Nations World Tourism (UNWTO) General Assembly scheduled for August this year.
Local Government and Housing Minister Emerine Kabanshi made the appeal in Livingstone yesterday when she inspected selected developmental projects.Ms. Kabanshi advised against squabbles between marketers and street vendors in order to enable government to implement a uniform law for traders.
Role of street trader needs to be better understood
Food security is primarily about affordability rather than production, which is why levels of hunger and malnutrition in South Africa`s cities are alarmingly high despite the abundance of supermarkets and other food outlets.
Awareness Raising Campaign on International Women Day On “Domestic Workers’ Rights”
From 1st March to 15th March 2013
Submitted by Independent Democratic of Informal Economy Association (IDEA)
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialised world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.