7 October 2015 Kyiv, Ukraine
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).
In addition to small entrepreneurs, representatives of railway workers, pilots, teachers, medical workers, miners, workers of public transportation and others got together in front of the building of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. People arrived from different regions of the country. All the workers collected a lot of hot issues to challenge the current government.
All workers are fully aware of the fact that currently for protection from Russian aggression, which is conducted under the guise of regional separatism in the Eastern Ukraine the country needs a sharp mobilization of resources for its defense. However, the speakers sharply criticized the “saving” policy of the government which lied down on the shoulders of the poor population. Trade union leaders and activists also emphasized on the wages arrears, persecution of trade unionists and other urgent problems.
Valentina Korobka, Chairwoman of the Free Trade Union of Entrepreneurs of Ukraine emotionally shared about the persecution of trade union activists, entrepreneurs, given the example of Oksana Kozlova (Trade union leader of the primary trade union of "New Torpedo Market", Lviv city). Honest entrepreneurs not only protect their personal and professional interests but also offer the state the ways of economic recovery and concrete steps to combat the shadow economy and powerful sources of filling the state budget due to the suppression of corruption mafia schemes of stealing money from the legal economy. But instead of support from government officials and security forces they receive cruel persecution.
Video: Mikhail Volynets, KVPU Chairman during his speech on the WDDW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve4ztpmJtRY
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StreetNet Newsletter 32 [pdf]
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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