Tag Archive for Gaza

International Transport Workers Federation launches £40,000 fund-raising drive to support Palestinian drivers

In an outstanding example of international trade union solidarity, the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF), a global union federation uniting 700 unions representing over 4.5 million transport workers from some 150 countries, has launched a fund-raising drive to support Palestinian drivers.…

Palestine: Government workers protest against unpaid salaries – again

Government employees in Gaza and the West Bank face continuing delays in getting their salaries paid, and have announced a series of protests. According to the Ma’an News Agency, “Government and public-sector employees announced a two-hour sit in scheduled for…

BDS campaigners turn their attention to the unions

The Gaza Freedom March is over and participants have issued a declaration in Cairo which will be of interest to trade unionists for two reasons.  First, it explicitly focusses on trade unions and second, it is signed by a number…

IFJ welcomes “historic opportunity” as Palestinian journalists agree to hold Congress

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has warmly welcomed the decision by the Palestine Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) yesterday to hold a Congress early in February to elect a new leadership and to rebuild the unity and solidarity of journalists across…

UNRWA, staff unions agree on increase in severance pay, salaries

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) and union leaders representing its staff have reached an agreement to increase retirement benefits for all staff retiring on or after January 1, 201o, the Jordan Times reports. The deal…

COSATU delegation to join the Gaza Freedom March!

The South African trade union national centre, COSATU, has just released this media statement. This new years eve, 31 December 2009, thousands of people and activists from all over the world will gather in Gaza for a historic march against…

Defiant Journalists Back Ethical Campaign for Palestinian Media

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today concluded the launch of its programme to support ethical journalism in Palestine with a series of proposals to strengthen independent media even in the face of political difficulties. The launch conference of the…