Court Order restores hope for the implementation of Vending Act
India - New Delhi, 10thDecember, 2014: Hearing a writ petition of National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) against continuous eviction and harassment of street vendors in Delhi, Hon’ble High Court of Delhi took a strong exception of blatant violation of the Street Vending Act, 2014 and repeated deliberate ignorance of court orders. Annoyed, the division bench of Hon’ble Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Hon’ble Justice Siddharth Mridul asked the petitioner to file a contempt petition for dis-obeying the earlier court orders.
Appearing for the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), Advocate Prashant Bhushan, drew attention of the bench to the sad situation that the municipal and police authorities not only ignore the court orders but openly defying it and they keep extorting “HAFTA” from the poor vendors.
Trade union leader of Ukrainian entrepreneurs, Valentine Korobka assaulted again!
On November 30, 2014 in the city of Kharkiv (Eastern Ukraine) Valentina Korobka, the Chairwoman of the Free Trade Union of Entrepreneurs of Ukraine (VPPU), was attacked late at night by an unknown man, who struck her several times in the face.
It happened on the fourth day of Valentina`s business trip during where she chaired a delegation of representatives of the Free Trade Union of Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs from the market "Barabashovo" invited Valentina to Kharkov as they already spent several days picketing. After her arrival to the huge market "Barabashovo" a new trade union center was created immediately.
A few days ago market vendors of the "Barabashovo" market went on strike to protest against the arbitrary decisions of the local administration. One of their demands was - to cancel the illegal rent increases by 35%.
Federation of Trade Unions Xhidmat-ISH opposes any form of violence against women
Federation of Trade Unions Xhidmat-ISH (Azerbaijan), an affiliated member of StreetNet International, held its event with the participation of trade union activists on the relevant theme. The event was also done within the framework of international days of action to eliminate violence against women,
In 1999, the UN General Assembly declared November 25 as an International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and invited governments, international and non-governmental organisations to carry out on this day any activities aimed at raising public awareness of this issue.
Message from FEDEVAL
To the Workers of Small Businesses (Street Vendors) from Lima surrounds.
We reject and repudiate the repressive attitude being taken by the Municipality of Lima against these workers.
Most of these workers are women, who do not have a legal backing to protect their work and Social Rights: Women suffering exclusion and discrimination by the Municipal Authority; from the Media; and from Civil Society sectors; all of them do not recognise the quality of worker and citizens; they only brand us "hawkers" contemptuously.