CUT (SP), the São Paulo region of the Brazil trade union centre, StreetNet affiliate SINTEIN, and CONTRACS CUT (union of service and commercial workers) held a seminar on informal economy workers on 9th and 10th November 2005. The seminar was the first of its kind to focus on the informal economy and brought formal and informal trade union structures together to discuss issues of common concern.
The AZIEA and ZULAWU Alliance Building Preparatory Project was initiated by StreetNet and PSI to bring formal and informal workers in the public service together to look at how to have collaborative working partnerships and to build alliances in addressing their common problems.
Local government and municipal workers and street vendor association representatives met to discuss their common work problems and possible areas of alliance at a one-day workshop in Kenya hosted by PSI on 21st September 2003.
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/
Call for Support [pdf]
Currently under discussion by StreetNet affiliates
StreetNet International is an alliance of street vendors. It was launched in Durban, South Africa, in November 2002.
Membership-based organizations (unions, co-operatives or associations) directly organizing street vendors, market vendors and/or hawkers among their members, are entitled to affiliate to StreetNet International.
The aim of StreetNet is to promote the exchange of information and ideas on critical issues facing street vendors, market vendors and hawkers (i.e. mobile vendors) and on practical organizing and advocacy strategies