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Garment Worker News 28 September 2014

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Garment workers, Philippines

(English) SWAZILAND. Sick Tex Ray employee chooses work over life. Swazi Observer (27 September 2014) by Sandile Nkambule. In a quest to save her job, the employee who has still not recovered, had no choice but to get into the factory and resume work. NIGERIA. Workers Hail Textiles Revival Efforts. All Africa (26 September 2014)… Read more »

Street Vendor News 3 August 2014

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Vendedores Ambulantes, Ghana, Photo by M. Chen

(English) INDIA. MCG to verify data on street vendors’ survey. The Times of India (3 August 2014). The municipal corporation of Gurgaon has set up a committee to verify a survey conducted by a private agency on the number of street vendors in the city.   UGANDA. KCCA councillors reject Usafi deal. New Vision (2… Read more »

Home-Based Worker News 22 June 2014

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Home-Based Workers

(English) PAKISTAN. Punjab commission on status of women starts work. The International News (21 June 2014) by Meeran Karim. Talking to The News, PCSW Chairperson Viqar said the Commission will act as a much needed watchdog to examine government’s work in the arena of women rights and provide feedback on this basis. BULGARIA. Bulgaria Is “The Sewing… Read more »

Street Vendor News 6 July 2014

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Vendedores ambulantes

(English) USA. Street vendors weigh in on 2015 All-Star game restrictions. Fox 19 (6 July 2014) by Ben Katko. It’ll be an exciting marquee event for the city, but not so much for some of the street vendors. EGYPT. Survey analysis on street vendors. Daily News Egypt  (6 July 2014). By the Federation of Economic… Read more »

Waste Picker News 22 June 2014

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Waste pickers

(English) INDIA. App and the city. The Indian Express (22 June 2014) by Saritha Rai. In hi-tech hub Bangalore, which has gone from garden city to garbage city in the span of the last two years, waste-pickers are going digital. ENGLAND. Mr Garbage: the man who will be rifling through rubbish all month for art’s… Read more »