Tag: social issues

Home-based and Garment Worker News, May 3 2012

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Garment Worker News Thailand.  Factory staff, families still struggling.  April 30, 2012.  Bangkok Post.  Many factory workers say they are not much better off  financially after the 300-baht daily wage hike, now in its first month of  launch. Indonesia.  Olympic stress for Indonesian labourers who allege they endure sweatshop conditions.  April 29, 2012.  Kathy Marks…. Read more »

Street Vendor News, April 12 2012

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ENGLISH KENYA. “Hawkers Get Loan Facility.” The Standard (3 April 2012). A micro-finance deposit taking institution has introduced a soft loan to assisthawkers get a City Council Business Permit. INDIA. “SMC Starts Census of Street Vendors.” Times of India. (3 April 2012).Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has taken up a gigantic task of organizing tens of thousands… Read more »

Street Vendor News, March 30 2012

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This week’s street vendor news ranges from Peru to India to Zambia. We’re also featuring a video from our partners FEDEVAL, through StreetNet International. The video shows how education and organizing can help informal sector workers defend themselves against violence and poor municipal infrastructure. ENGLISH INDIA. “Sonia Bats for Street Vendors.”Deccan Herald (24 March 2012). … Read more »

Waste Picker News, March 29 2012

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urban inclusion, waste pickers, social justice, social inclusion

  PORTUGUÊS BRASIL. “Sem sistema estruturado, grupo de 4 mil pessoas sustenta a reciclagem no Rio.” O Globo (19 março 2012). O catador é hoje o principal agente do precário sistema de reciclagem no Rio. Se, no Brasil, o peso dessa mão de obra informal é imenso na cadeia do reaproveitamento dos resíduos, em países europeus… Read more »