Tag: social justice

Home-Based Worker News, June 5 2012

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Bengladesh. Form bodies to curb labour unrest: B’desh RMG makers told. May 24, 2012.  Fibre2Fashion.  Bangladesh’s Labour and Employment Minister, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, has urged the readymade garment (RMG) manufacturers in the country to form “participation committees” at the factory-level to fight labour unrest. India. 80 child workers rescued after swoop. May 25, 2012.  The… Read more »

StreetNet International: Full Support to São Paulo Street Vendors

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StreetNet International Council Gives Full Support to May 31st Protest of the São Paulo Street Vendors Siguiente versión en español. Version française ci-dessous.  The StreetNet International Council, meeting in Bogota, on May 26th 2012, has been informed that the Municipal Authorities in Sao Paulo Brazil have taken the drastic decision to prohibit street vending. On Saturday,… Read more »

Home-based Worker News, May 26 2012

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South-East Asia. South-East Asian garment workers facing exploitation. May 18, 2012.   Fibre2Fashion. Migrant workers have played a central part in the economic success story of many South-East Asian countries in recent years. As these countries have embraced the ‘outwards turn’ of export orientation, migrant workers have provided a regular source of cheap labour that has… Read more »

Update: Street Vendors Banned in São Paulo

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sao paulo bans street vendors, urban inclusion, liveable streets

Brazil’s Gaspar García Center for Human Rights has just issued a statement of the actions it is currently taking to protect the 100,000 street vendors recently banned from trading in São Paulo.  On top of approaching the City of São Paulo Ombudsman, the Ministry of Labor, the President’s Human Rights Secretary, and UN offices to… Read more »

Home-based Worker News, May 14 2012

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Pakistan.  Country needs legal cover to protect home-based workers. May 2, 2012.  Pakistan Observer.  There are 8.52 million home based workers in the country representing 60% of women work force denied of rights extended to workers defined as laborers in the country. Indonesia.  Workers unite for demands of better life on May Day. May 2,… Read more »