NASVI relief Lorry reaches NEPAL
National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), StreetNet Affiliate and Focal Point for Asia reacted immediately as soon as they heard about the plight of Nepal, when the devastating earthquake struck on 25 April 2015. NASVI sent an appeal letter around the world for humanitarian aid to assist the affected Nepalese people.
StreetNet launches New Manifesto Campaign in Eastern Europe
On the 6 - 7 May 2015, leaders of StreetNet Affiliates from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Ukraine met in Moldova for their Regional Meeting and to launch StreetNet’s New Manifesto Campaign.
Moldova-Business-Sind hosted the event in Chisinau (Moldova). Oksana Abboud, StreetNet Organiser for Europe and Asia facilitated the regional meeting.
IDEA celebrates May Day
IDEA, a StreetNet affiliate celebrated International Labour Day on the 1st May by marching with other trade unions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This started from the National Stadium to the Ministry of Labour.
A request was made for a living wage of $177, and to also consider social protection laws that includes informal workers, greater respect for workers` rights and freedom of expression, and for the government to drop draft legislation on unions, associations and non-governmental organisations(NGOs).
The World celebrates International Workers Day
International Workers` Day celebrated on the First of May commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world. It is also recognition of the Global Workers Movement and people unite to express their international solidary.
The history of Workers’ Day goes back to the 1886 Haymarket Affair in Chicago, where police tried to disperse a large crowd of striking workers who was protesting for a shorter work day of eight hours. An unidentified assailant threw a bomb at the policemen, and law officers then proceeded to fire live ammunition at a defenseless crowd of unarmed strikers.