Author Archive for andrew

Interview with Palestinian delegate to ITUC World Women’s Conference

« Trade unions must increase awareness about climate change which affects the very poor in the developing countries » Brussels, ITUC OnLine (21 October 2009): Nadia Shabana, 30, vice-Chairperson of the ITUC Youth Committee, is urging youth and women to…

Women build decent workplaces in the West Bank

This week the British TUC has begun implementing a program, assisting mainly women workers,  to rebuild  Palestinian  livelihoods on the West Bank . This is an extraordinary radical initiative promoting progressive social changes by challenging the long-established discriminatory and repressive…

EU funds training course on statistical analysis for Palestinian trade unionists

In cooperation with the Federation of Independent Trade Unions-Palestine and other partner unions, and under an EU-funded project for protecting trade union rights, DWRC conducted a three-day training course in Ramallah on statistical analysis for Palestinian trade unionists – the…

Journalist union in Egypt investigates member’s ties with Israel

Egypt’s Journalists’ Union is investigating whether to expel a prominent member for meeting with the Israeli ambassador, a case that highlights the broad opposition to normal relations with Israel that persists despite a 30-year-old peace deal between the two countries.…

Australian trade unions supporting Palestine/Israel peace process

Trade unionists must show they can create practical examples of solidarity between Israelis and Palestinians, the president of the Australian Council of Trades Unions, Sharan Burrow, told a labour movement meeting in Sydney this week. ” These practical working models…

Hundreds protest deportation of foreign workers’ children

Hundreds of people gathered in Tel Aviv’s Lewinski Park this weekend to protest the deportation of children of foreign workers. The deportation of children has been postponed by three months but Interior Minister Eli Yishai has announced that the deportation…

Not only in tunnels, Not only in Gaza

In a shocking report published earlier this month about children employed in Gaza tunnels, Anwar, a 15 year old boy from Gaza, relates how he has been made redundant following destruction by the Israeli air force of the tunnel in…

Palestinian women workers from West Bank sue for their rights

With the support of an Israeli labour rights organisation, Palestinian female workers in a West Bank settlement are heading back to court for better pay and working conditions from Royalife, a company that makes bed linen for export. This month,…