International Day For Decent Work

On October 7th, workers around the world and their unions commemorate the Day of Decent Work. In Venezuela we are protesting outside the Public Affairs Ministry to deliver a document to the Attorney General of the Republic, Mrs. LUISA ORGTEGA DIAZ, containing complaints and demands from workers dissenting against the growth of unemployment, and asking for social inclusion, equality of opportunity and treatment on the social security systems available to the poor, with adequate access to health and sufficient retirement funds, for the full enjoyment of basic labor rights, freedom of association, right to collective bargaining and to strike and use democratic dialogue as an instrument of peace and progress. We call for our rights of inclusion and recognition for independent workers in the informal economy, considering it is the day to hold governments firmly to account and demand that they meet the Decent Work Agenda of the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted in 1998 and ratified by the Employment Pact, approved unanimously by the International Labour Conference on June 19, 2009.

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7th October - Day of action

Once more, we celebrate World Day for Decent Work this October 7. Framed in a deep economic and financial crisis worldwide, which has served as a pretext to even more precarious working conditions, job losses, and degraded the lives of millions of people and forced them into poverty.

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World Day for Decent Work - 7 October

Millions of people will be taking action on October 7 to stand up for their rights on this day. Street vendors and informal traders will also join the workers of the world in celebration of Decent Work Day and to engage in social dialogue with their local governments to take urgent responsibility for the promotion of Decent Work.

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FUTRAND rises as a phoenix

In an unfortunate coincidence, on the International Vendors Day 2012, the administrators of the Condominium Building where FUTRAND operated threw all our belongings to the street.

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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