Inhabitants of Kiev (Ukraine) witness another barbaric demolition of working places of entrepreneurs
During the raid a small cafe and several shopping pavilions have been destroyed at the metro station "Lesnaya." Working entrepreneurs showed their permits. However, some of them reported that from recently the city authorities refused to renew the permit documents for the land use. Behind these actions of the authorities, the entrepreneurs see the order of influential owners of large trading businesses. Some of whom - are people with "doubtful" past who have managed to become Members of Kyiv City Council, and have an influence on the decision to place the trading outlets around the city.
Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Facilitating Transitions from the Informal Economy to the Formal Economy at the International Labour Conference
A Tripartite Meeting of Experts will be held to serve as part of the preparatory work for the standard-setting item placed on the agenda of the 103rd Session (June 2014) of the International Labour Conference on facilitating transitions from the informal to the formal economy with a view to the elaboration of a Recommendation.
Please join StreetNet tomorrow for a live interview on a discussion on the Informal Economy in Africa. ZCIEA and SAITA will be part of the panel
A historic day for Street Vendors
Balwant Singh, a vegetable seller at Jangpura market, has been waiting for this day since 2011 when he found out that a legislation to protect street vendors` livelihoods was in the offing. With a radiant smile on Friday, as the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill-2012 was passed by the Lok Sabha, he distributed sweets in the market.
There were enough reasons for Balwant to celebrate. He expects the "daily routine" of harassment at the hands of municipal authorities and the police to decrease.