Cuba’s Entrepreneurs Flourish Against the Odds
More and more Cubans are running their own small businesses, generating incomes and helping support the economy. But in a system heavily weighted against them, they struggle to gain a competitive edge.
The self-employed entrepreneurs known as “cuentapropistas” took off in the early 1990s, and they have come to fill various economic niches, running shops, selling goods in the street and driving taxis.
They still operate on the margins of a predominately state-controlled economy, in which the government tries to manage supply and demand by fixing prices and rationing certain basic items.
The Central Market of Bujumbura on fire: Pierre Nkurunziza call for national solidarity
In groups of three, armed soldiers are stationed in several corners. Surely to deter looters. In the streets near the market, some people carry goods in taxis, on their heads, whatever they can. Traders? Looters? Nobody can say for sure. People seem resigned and overwhelmed. The human death toll remains unknown at 11h10 am.
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"Domestic workers would be well catered for if Ghana signs ILO Convention" – TUC Boss
Mr. Kofi Asamoah, Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress, has said that domestic workers have rights that need to be respected, just like every other worker." These workers typically have no holidays, work for unspecified periods of time, lack adequate protection and thus often end up being abused."
Mr. Asamoah was speaking at an Advocacy Seminar on the International Labor Organisation(ILO) Convention 189, which concerns decent work and conditions of service for domestic workers, which was held in Accra on Monday.
NASVI protests death of street vendor in Mumbai during police crackdown
National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) and its Mumbai based affiliate Azad Hawkers` Union on Saturday strongly protested the death of a forty five year old fruit vendor Madan Jaiswal during brutal forced eviction of vendors and hawkers in Mumbai and demanded immediate institution of murder charges against infamous ACP of the Vakola division in Mumbai Vasant Dhoble and the compensation of Rs. 25 lakh from the state government to the family of the deceased.