"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.
Stellenbosch Municipality and Informal Workers Clash over evictions
In a sudden departure from its initial acceptance of the Stellenbosch Crafters Market, the Stellenbosch Municipality has evicted all traders from the area they have occupied for the past eighteen years.
This structured and settled group of survivalist traders have by the stroke of a pen lost all sense of security as well as their constitutional right to ply a legitimate business on an area conducive to their sustainability. The informal business sector by its very nature is the final bastion of survival for persons who by circumstances beyond their control are not able to be absorbed into formal businesses or state services. StreetNet International and the Western Cape Informal Traders Coalition(WCITC) advocates that local municipalites need to incoporate informal workers in to their future plans. For informal workers their trade is their livelihood and the only means to support themselves.
CZ women grouping gets K2 million loan
Members of Mwaiwathu Women’s Group in Traditional Authority Likoswe in Chiradzulu district have shared over K2 million in loans through village bank saving project under the Malawi Union of the Informal Sector (Mufis). One of the members of the group Mervis Kachione, who received K115,000 said she never expected to receive such an amount after saving her money for a year.