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.
Solidarity with our comrades, the people of Nepal
On behalf of the Street Vendors across the world and given the tragedy that has struck NEPAL after the earthquake – which has already a toll in excess of 3500 deaths and an uncertain number of missing and injured people, through our affiliate NEST-NEPAL we extend our most sincere condolences to the families of the victims and our solidarity to all those affected, in the name of STREETNET INTERNATIONAL.
Know the world that our workforce – its members - is a militant of life and that these facts, even if owing to natural causes, should be avoided by the authorities, purporting to achieve the lowest loss of human lives.