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Theme: Informal Economy
By Morales Almada, Jorge.

Comerciantes callejeros del llamado 'tianguis de la Main', en Sur Los Ángeles, denuncian acoso por parte de algunos residentes y comerciantes luego de que se registrara otra confrontación que quedó grabada en video en la que son tachados de "ilegales".

Singapore Employer fined S$15,000 for not paying domestic worker's salary. Channel News Asia . (13 September 2017)

A Singaporean woman has been fined S$15,000 after being convicted of not paying her maid's salary for about a year, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Wednesday (Sep 13).

Namibia Union Endorses New Minimum Wage for Domestic Workers. All Africa . (12 September 2017)
By Katjangua, Ngaevarue.

The Namibia Domestic and Allied Workers Union has welcomed government's new mandatory minimum wage for domestic workers, effective from 1 October.

United States of America Video of UC Berkeley police seizing bacon hot dog vendor's earnings goes viral. LA Times . (11 September 2017)
By Serna, Joseph.

A video showing a UC Berkeley bicycle officer citing a bacon hot dog vendor on campus and removing cash from his wallet for operating without a permit has gone viral.

Nepal NIHCRU holds 10th National Conference My Republica . (9 September 2017)

Speaking at the event, General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) President Bishnu Rimal said the promulgation of Labor Act was good news for the workers contributing to the tourism sector of the nation.

India SEWA founder meets Governor Daily kashmir Images . (9 September 2017)

Founder Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) accompanied by Reema Nanavaty, Director SEWA and Rameshwar Mihir Bhat, met Governor N.N. Vohra. Bhatt discussed with the Governor several issues about the welfare activities being undertaken by the SEWA in Kashmir, since it started working here in 2010.

By McFarland, Kate.

The study and its results are described at length in Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India, coauthored by Davala, Renana Jhabvala (SEWA), Soumya Kapoor (World Bank), and BIEN cofounder Guy Standing.

Zambia NAPSA SIGNS MOU WITH ILO ZNBC . (8 September 2017)

The National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Institute for Health and Welfare -THL- of Finland and the International Labour Organisation(ILO) aimed at promoting coverage and adequacy of social protection among the informal and rural economic workers.

South Africa Waste pickers get their wheels. The Tembisan . (8 September 2017)

Tembisa resident, Mr Maluleke, was among the 200 Gauteng informal waste pickers who received motorised three-wheeler vehicles during the official launch of an ambitious multi-million Rand waste pickers pilot project at Mehlareng Stadium on September 3.

Myanmar Yangon government on alert for abuse of domestic workers. Myanmar Times . (8 September 2017)
By Htwe, Zaw Zaw.

"We need a law to protect workers' rights such as wages, holidays, working hours, etc. But, we [the regional government], have no authority to make laws. Thus, I would like to ask the Union ministries to enact the required law," Minister U Zaw Aye Maung said at the meeting.