|25 February 2013||Towards a model framework for a local level collective bargaining system for street traders [pdf]|
|14 September 2011||International Networks|
|08 September 2011||Trade unions in the informal sector [pdf]|
There is also a portuguese version of the Blog where one can access personal updates on news and events. It can be found on this link: http://streetnetbrasil.wordpress.com/
StreetNet Newsletter [pdf]
SOUTH AFRICA.Township wars -the myth and mayhem. BD Live (1 February 2014) by Lucky Biyase and Thekiso Anthony Lefifi.
INDONESIA. City to teach street vendors sanitation. The Jakarta Post (29 January 2015).
NEPAL. Evicted Lalitpur street vendors await relocation. e-Kantipur (28 January 2015) by Kaushal Ghimire.
MEXICO. Downtown Mérida: Street Vendors Controversy. The Yucatan Times (28 January 2015).
INDIA. Delhi's Street Vendors Protest Walmart's Shady Tactics. Epoch Times (27 January 2015) by Venus Upadhayaya.
MALAWI. Limbe Traders on Rampage Over Anti-Street Vending Exercise. Nyasa Times (24 January 2015) by Louis Phiri.
USA. What's Really At Stake in the Battle Over Street Vending: Best #Cityreads of the Week. CityLab (24 January 2015) by Lex Berko.
ABU DHABI. Region's first street feast to launch Abu Dhabi Food Festival. Middle East Online (20 January 2015).
INDIA. Street vendors protest delay in issuing licence. The Hindu (20 January 2015).
MALAYSIA. Only local cooks for 13 popular Penang street food.
It is now quite widely accepted by the international trade union movement today that its very survival depends on organising workers in the informal economy and new forms of work. It is also widely accepted that new strategies are needed to organise these workers, and the traditional organisational strategies used by the formal sector trade unions are not necessarily appropriate. But what are these new strategies?
There is no blueprint. Those already doing it are inventing new strategies as they go along. Here we present some cases of creative organizing, and new approaches to collective bargaining, which are in operation in the informal economy and in new forms of work.