Online crowd funding - a new experiment of StreetNet International
You may already be aware that since January 2015, StreetNet has been operating with no office, using virtual space, with a small team of three voluntary and very part-time people and a part-time bookkeeper. But we have managed to keep up with our work of making an international impression at the level of the ILO (International Labour Organisation), international trade union movement, social movements, UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) and Cities Alliance, Global Programme for the Right to the City, etc. through StreetNet`s representatives who are elected leaders of street vendors and informal traders around the world - proving how much can be done with lots of solidarity and very little money.
StreetNet affiliate from Azerbaijan helps street vendors in villages and promotes ILO Recommendation 204
In the framework of creating favorable conditions for street traders, Federation of Trade Unions of Azerbaijan "Xhidmat-ISH" started negotiations with the local municipal authorities. According to the negotiations, there are already first small, but successful results.
Free Trade Unions of Ukraine marked a World Day for Decent Work
Free Trade Union of Entrepreneurs of Ukraine (FTUEU), StreetNet affiliate, in cooperation with other branch organizations affiliated to the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU), participated in the events dedicated to the World Day for Decent Work (WDDW).
Nothing for us Without Us !!
Informal workers from the sectors of street vendors, home-based workers, taxi workers, fishermen and waste pickers, attended a mass meeting at the Gandhi Luthuli Hall at the Denis Hurley Centre in Durban on 19 August 2015, to discuss the lack of progress in an ILO Project on Decent Work in eThekwini Municipality, involving all 5 sectors, and to look at a way forward with regard to the EMIEF (eThekwini Municipality Informal Economy Forum) and how to transform this into a democratic and representative negotiating forum in eThekwini.