Tag Archive for PGFTU

Palestinian doctors to strike today

According to this report on the Ma’an website, West Bank doctors are going on strike today. They are angry at the Palestinian Authority for not living up to its side of an agreement with their union. The report continues: “Only…

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…

French trade union leader visits Israel, Palestine

According to this report in L’Express, the general secretary of the French national trade union centre CGT, Bernard Thibault, has visited Palestine and Israel.  In the course of his visit, Thibault, who is expected to step down from his role…

Another strike by Palestinian civil servants over unpaid wages

Despite the announcement of yet another Saudi grant of millions of dollars, the Palestinian Authority has still not paid the full December salaries to its employees.  As a result, the public sector union has announced that it will hold another…

British and Australian trade unionists visit Israel and Palestine

While some groups like the “Palestine Solidarity Campaign” organise trips to the region, only Trade Union Friends of Israel (TUFI) takes participants in its trips to visit both countries — Israel and Palestine. TUFI missions allow trade unionists to meet…

Palestinian unions win prestigious international trade union award

We’ve just learned that the Norwegian union Industri Energi has given out this year’s Arthur Svensson International Award for Union Rights to Shaher Sae’d, Secretary General of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU). According to the union, “in…