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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…

Strike by workers at UN agency for Palestinian refugees

More than 16,000 employees of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) held a one-day strike on Tuesday  (Nov 17 2009) in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip  to demand better pay, their union said. A…

Israel ‘tricked’ Jordan union members visiting West Bank

“Tricky Israelis” have been blamed for  Jordanian union members having Israeli visa stamps in their passport. One hundred Jordanian Engineering Union members, part of a large delegation meeting with Palestinian counterparts,  were facing expulsion from their union because of anti-Israel,…

UNRWA criticises worker unions ahead of regional work stoppage

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on Monday criticised a workers’ union decision to stage work stoppages today, calling on staff not to deny refugees access to services, the Jordan Times…

UNRWA Palestinian refugee agency hit by more industrial disputes

Union members working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East  (UNRWA) are threatening to re-ignite mass protests in the coming week in the agency’s five fields of operation (Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza…