Xhidmat-ISH celebrates the International Day of Families
Every year the world marks an International Day of Families. This Day is scheduled for May 15 and has chooses its own social topic. So, 2013’s theme was under the title “Advancing Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity”.
Xhidmat-ISH, StreetNet Affiliate from Azerbaijan, also marked this Day on May 15, 2013 while conducting a "round table" which was attended by some representatives of the Center “Healthy Family", national perfume company "Gazella groups", lawyers of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Azerbaijan (AHIK) and some amateur representatives from the Palace of Culture.
Messages from the President of Streetnet and the invited guests during the opening of the International Council meeting held in Guinea Conakry - 25 to 26 Of May 2013
The International Council meeting of StreetNet was held from May 25 to 26, 2013 in Conakry, Guinea. This statutory meeting was organised about two months after the fourth International Congress of StreetNet which was held in Santiago, Chile.
UPTA Spain participates in the StreetNet International Council in Guinea.
UPTA Spain was represented at the StreetNet International Council held in Guinea (Conakry). The secretary of UPTA Spain on Sector Policy, César García, who was elected as International Secretary, at the Fourth Congress of StreetNet, represented UPTA Spain at this meeting and will do so successively for the next three-year term of the Executive Committee. StreetNet is the only global organisation which represents the interests of street vendors.
Case opened against police by informal traders in Durban for assault
Last week ten vendors have laid charges of assault claiming they were kicked and punched by the police during a raid when they allegedly confiscated corn, as they did not have permits. They said that the police also used pepper spray on them.
According to the Mzwandile Mvula, General Secretary of ACHIB(African Co-operative for Hawkers and Informal Businesses) and Umbumbano Traders Alliance, the business support unit is refusing to issue permits to traders who are selling mealies.
Mvula said that no one has been taking action against the police officers when complaints have been previously lodged against them." In one incident near Albert Park last year, police confiscated goods from hawkers and were seen sharing it among themselves. This matter has been reported but nothing has been done. In this matter, police brutality is unacceptable."