A joint meeting of representatives from Southern Africa Trade Union Coordinating Council (SATUCC) and StreetNet International was held on the 20th – 21st May 2015 in Gaborone, Botswana, on the identification of gaps in the text of a proposed ILO Recommendation on “Transitions from Informal to Formal Economy”
StreetNet was represented at the workshop by its affiliates from Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia, including International Council member Gladys Mponda from MUFIS Malawi.
It was agreed broadly on the following, as key lobbying and engagement points for the amendment of the International Labour Conference (ILC) Recommendations on the “Transitions from the Informal to the Informal Economy”
The SATUCC/StreetNet Declaration of 2008 was recongnised as the premise of joint commitments to making meaningful contributions to promoting the organisation of workers in the informal economy in the SADC region.
The meeting considered the text of the draft Recommendation contained in the Blue Report V (2B) and agreed on the approach to this document,
This was the last discussion on the issue prior to the ILC where the Recommendation will be finalised.
The ILC Recommendation on the “Transitions from the Informal to the Formal Economy” needs to:
It was agreed that the ILO Recommendation on Transitions from the Informal to Formal Economy also took into account observations and inputs to cover the identified gaps and shortcomings.
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 31 [pdf]
INDIA. DP is irreparable, scrap it, say activists. Times of India (10 April 2015).
TANZANIA. College plans to identify trade opportunities for hawkers. Daily News (10 April 2015) by Ludovick Kazoka.
INDIA. No street vendors, cycle rickshaws in Lajpat Nagar market: NGT. Zee News (8 April 2015) by PTI. New Delhi:
BOTSWANA. EDD is the way to go. Mmegi Online (8 April 2015).
USA. Five Courses: Hawkers' street food flair & more. Creative Loafing Tampa Bay (8 April 2015) by Meaghan Habuda.
INDIA. Hawkers may be allowed near Rishi Kapoor, Anil Ambani's Pali Hill residences. DNA India (8 April 2015) by Amrita Nayak Dutta.
ABU-DHABI. Abu Dhabi Municipality raid scares away street hawkers. Gulf News (7 April 2015).
SINGAPORE. Hawker centres to be spruced up with murals and art installations. Channel News Asia (5 April 2015) by Vimita Mohandas.
MALAYSIA. 'Development will be inclusive'. The Star Online (3 April 2015).
INDIA. 'Street vendors denied right to livelihood'. The Hindu (1 April 2015) by K.N. Umesh.
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