South Africa celebrates National Woman`s Day - 9 August
Statement by the Acting President of SAITA on the commemoration of National Woman’s Month 2015.
Country Programme in Liberia
The Cities Alliance, a global partnership for urban poverty reduction and the promotion of the role of cities in sustainable development will fund a project for National Petty Traders’ Union of Liberia, StreetNet’s affiliate, by January 2016.
Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation, 2015 (No. 204)
Many of StreetNet’s affiliates worked hard in preparation for the discussion at the International Labour Conference in 2014 and 2015 for the adoption of a new ILO Convention on this topic - and StreetNet delegates participated in these discussions. What did we achieve?
FTUEU holds protest action in Kyiv to oppose imposing of cash register machines
In Ukraine, there have been protests of workers of small and medium businesses to oppose a so called “tax reform”. Free Trade Union of Entrepreneurs of Ukraine (FTUEU), StreetNet Affiliate, also actively participated in the protest actions.
A main idea is that it’s not the first time in the history of Ukraine`s independence, when the government is trying to introduce mandatory fiscal cash register machines for entrepreneurs working on a simplified system of taxation. It means that for those whom the law does not oblige to keep records and sets the amount of taxes regardless of the difference between revenues and expenditures. Thus simplified tax system, in fact, would become not available for most entrepreneurs who use it nowadays. They would have to spend a lot of money and their time on solving issues related to the tax system and cash register machines; they could be permanently under threat of heavy fines for minor mistakes, extortion by corrupt tax collectors and just unable to work due to technical problems with the cash register machines.