Xhidmat-ISH hosts Capacity Building Workshop

With the support of StreetNet and the FLOW Project, Federation of Trade Unions of Azerbaijan "Xhidmat-ISH" organised a capacity building workshop on the topic "Forms, methods and tactics of negotiation" in Baku city, Azerbaijan. The workshop was facilitated by an experienced ILO trainer, Vsevolod Barbanyagra.

Jamaladdin Ismayilov, Xhidmat-ISH Vice-President addressing the participants during the opening of the workshop

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Lift the cap on NYC`s street vendors

The number of permits for street vendors hasn`t budged since 1981, the year Prince Charles married Princess Diana

Chef Adam Sobel sitting next to the well known Cinnamon Truck with his dog Long line of customers que for the delicious food. The Cinnamon Truck and staff will be missed by New Yorkers

Many New Yorkers are mourning the closure of Cinnamon Snail, the city`s most popular food truck and reigning Vendy Award winner, after it was forced to shut off its engine earlier this month.

Hundreds of fans lined up for more than two hours in frigid temperatures to try one last habanero apricot grilled tempeh with smoked chili coconut bacon. Their love and sadness for the food truck`s delicacies echoed across social media.

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UPTA reinforces its European presence with integration into the European Federation of Independent Professionals (EFIP)

Madrid, 25 de marzo de 2015.- La Unión de Profesionales y Trabajadores Autónomos de España (UPTA) forma parte desde el pasado viernes de la Federación Europea de Profesionales Independientes (EFIP). Una organización que representa los intereses de los más de 25 millones de autónomos europeos.

UPTA representará a España en la Federación, que cuenta con organizaciones de países como Francia, Italia, Inglaterra, Alemania, Bélgica, Holanda, Rumanía, Polonia y Croacia.

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Street Vendors leaders decries deteriorating situation on the ground

Street Vendor leaders from all the Municipal Bodies

New Delhi - India: Calling the Municipal Bodies "shameless", Street Vendor leaders from all the Municipal Bodies today expressed grave concern about the continued harassment and eviction of markets in Delhi. Intensity of issuing challans and confiscation of goods has increased considerably across all the Municipal Bodies despite orders issued by the new Government. The earlier circulars issued by the Municipal Bodies do not matter to their officers. Police have also been confiscating goods notably under lost and found category. Organisations of Street vendors have to resort to going courts again and again.

It must be mentioned that in just one month of New Government coming to power, four markets have been evicted and NASVI has to struggle for restoration of each of these markets - these are a) Lajpat Nagar b) 40 Futa road c) Ranjit Nagar d) Rohini e) Vasant Kunj f) Baljit Nagar

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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.

SOUTH AFRICA. South Africa: Xenophobic Violence in KZN - 'This Is a Black Easter for Foreigners'.

SINGAPORE. Singapore street food: stewed, sliced and steamed - video.

USA. Street vendors press city to legalize their trade.

StreetNet International

StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.

Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.

The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies