International Labour Conference of the ILO - April 2012
StreetNet will be represented at the 101st session of the International Labour Conference of the ILO in Geneva this year by a 4-person delegation who will participate in the Committee on Social Protection Floors for Social Justice and a Fair Equality from 30 May to 8 June 2012. The purpose of the StreetNet delegation will be to contribute to the adoption of a truly inclusive Recommendation with direct input from workers in the street vendors` sector of the informal economy. Click here to read the StreetNet International platform on Social Protection Floors for the Working Poor.
Joburg refuses moratorium on confiscation of Street Traders` stock
In a meeting held last week Friday, Senior Johannesburg Metro Police Officer, who reluctantly gave his name as Isaac Peter Dlepho refused to have a moratorium on confiscation of street traders possessions as requested by SANTRA.
International Workers Day and the Plight of Informal Workers
International Workers’ Day, the First of May, is a celebration of the Global Workers’ Movement. For other work sectors, it is a day for the struggle for rights which have yet to be obtained eg street vendors or self-employed workers live and work under precarious conditions...
EVERY WORKING DAY IS A DAY OF STRUGGLE FOR INFORMAL WORKERS
"Protest to be held as Informal traders are forced to contribute a higher percentage of their earnings than formal workers, who earn more" – FUTRAND
"Protest to be held as Informal traders are forced to contribute a higher percentage of their earnings than formal workers, who earn more" – FUTRAND On Tuesday, April 24, it was announced in the press that all informal traders including women over the age of 55, and men over 60, would receive an old-age pension, whether or not they had contributed to Social Security. Without doubt, this is very good news, as it is another right acquired because citizens work and pay taxes due to all the efforts made by our organisation to obtain this recognition.