To members of the Nepal Street Vendors Union (NEST)
We, StreetNet Regional Focal Point are disturbed and saddened to hear of your ongoing struggle at Kathmandu, Nepal.
As fellow affiliates we would like to offer our solidarity to members of the NEST as you fight for your right to take legitimate strike action, agitation and to have the opportunity to negotiate with your Government and local municipal body over issues of Street Vendor’s Right.
The reported refusal of the government to come to the table to provide alternative solutions which could address street vendor’s pleas is unacceptable as is the alleged intimidation of and threats of snatching livelihood of striking street vendors of Nepal.
We stand beside you in this dispute and will be ready to take all lawful action should an outcome which is deemed reasonable to both sides not be reached in the near future.
Long live the Street Vendor’s
NASVI – StreetNet Regional Focal Point Asia