Informal traders march to protest against EThekwini Municipality for better service delivery
This Wednesday, June 26, a thousand two hundred informal traders marched to protest against Ethekwini municipality for better service delivery.
The march started from the Botanical Gardens and then proceeded to the City Hall, where a memorandum was given to the office of the Mayor. The march was supported by Ubumbano Traders Alliance (Ubumbano) and StreetNet (to which Ubumbano is affiliated). StreetNet is a worker organisation that broadens, networks and represents their members through national and international structures.
Market vendors from Ukrainian capital demand re-election of municipality
Kyiv City Organisation of the Free Trade Union of Entrepreneurs of Ukraine in the coalition of other organisations actively participated in the preparation and conduction of the protest action against the usurpation of power in the city of Kiev and the whole country.
On June 2, despite the heavy rain, around 1500 people attended the rally, the evidence of which was a list of 1 200 signatures collected directly at the rally and under the participants` umbrellas. Those protestors were the citizens who wanted to join the network of resistance to the upcoming dictatorship and to continue the fight.
Stellenbosch Traders prevented from earning a livelihood
An affected group of displaced informal craft traders challenged the validity of their eviction from an area in Stellenbosch that they have traded upon for the past 18 years. They were evicted on the 16 January and were still looking for a place to trade and earn a decent living. Having been evicted during February of this year by the local municipality who were acting on complaints from a local church, these hapless traders were promised alternative trading sites by the municipality but have until now not been successful in attaining them.
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.