Waste Picker News 14 September 2014

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Waste pickers, Pune, India, Photo by Julian Luckham

(English) INDIA. Door-to-door garbage collection likely to stop in Pune. Times of India (12 September 2014). The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) reluctance to renew its contract with SWaCH, the cooperative of waste-pickers, may result in the system of door-to-door garbage collection in the city coming to a halt. PAKISTAN. Capital citizens demand proper disposal of… Read more »

Street Vendor News 14 September 2014

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Vendedores ambulantes

(English) IRAN. Tehran’s vendors battle the streets to survive. The Guardian (15 September 2014). Constantly threatened by changing city ordinances and rogue security officials out to extort protection pay, the work is far from being physically or financially secure. PHILIPPINES. Estrada’s tents for Quiapo vendors irk ‘legit’ traders. The Philippine Daily Inquirer (14 September 2014)… Read more »

Garment Worker News 14 September 2014

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Garment workers

(English) BANGLADESH. Ministers differ on the figures of RMG workers. BD New 24 (15 September 2014). The commerce minister and the state minister for labour have presented two different figures for the readymade garment workers in Bangladesh. MYANMAR. Garment industry hopes for ordering rush from the West. Myanmar Times (15 September 2014) by Su Phyo… Read more »

IEMS Report on Street Vendors Highlights Importance of Urban Space as a Livelihood Right

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by Sally Roever Street vendors have a way of fitting themselves into urban public space. They sprawl down certain streets, line up along railroad tracks, and pack their stalls onto crowded sidewalks, anywhere that customers may be passing by. The trouble is, most cities don’t plan for that. And because they don’t plan for it,… Read more »

Garment Worker News 31 August 2014

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Garment workers

(English) BANGLADESH. In Bangladesh’s garment factories, workers face an uphill battle for better safety. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (31 August 2014) by Moriah Balingit. By signing the Accord, it has agreed to withdraw business from any factory in which inspectors find severe deficiencies and the facility to does not correct them. CAMBODIA. Wage Wars Unravel Stitches Of… Read more »