The Confederation of Own-Account Workers at a press conference thanked Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo for their statement that no own-account worker can be evicted from their job.
These statements were provided by the comrade Rosario Murillo, on 15th September in a special notification, where once again the Nicaraguan Government recognizes the self-employed sector as a movement that deserves respect for their work.
This is not the first time that this government makes such a statement, since in 2009 the government has said that evictions of workers was prohibited since it was considered their right to earn a honest living.
The own-account workers contribute 44.4% to the GDP, according to the IDB, giving greater stability to the country; and they are generators of wealth and national stability.
The General Secretary of CTCP Adrian Martinez, emphasized that this statement of the Government protects own-account workers who have years of work and especially to those who are organized, but it does not mean that large companies who are deploying employees as own-account workers when in fact they are entrepreneurs interested in growing their capital; nor the anarchy that it is generated in the occupation of public spaces in a disorderly manner.
CTCP thanks further claims by the Government, and considers it a good time to develop initiatives that guarantee the right to decent work and also the right to have free movement to achieve a clean city and pleasant surroundings.
This note was written by Evelyn Leiva CTCP-FNT
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INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).
TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015) by Ludovick Kazoka.
INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:
BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).
USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.
INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.
ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).
SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.
MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).
INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.
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