Tag Archive for strike

Wildcat strikes in the West Bank

This is an interesting development – Palestinian public transport workers going on strike over the high costs of fuel, and their union insisting that the strike was not called by them. More information as we receive it.

Nurses strike ends with ‘historic’ deal

The 17 day old nurses strike in Israel has ended with a ‘historic’ deal with nurses, say observers.  The nurses have received a 14% pay rise over the next 4.5 years.  Nurses are expected to return to work today. According…

General strike by Palestinian teachers over unpaid salaries

The general strike of Palestinian teachers called earlier this week has now broken out, with schools across the West Bank now closing their doors. As we reported, Palestinian teachers are furious at the decision by their employer, the Palestinian Authority…

Nurses walk away from negotiations – strike continues

The Israeli nurses continue with their strike despite reaching an agreement on pay with the Finance Ministry.  The nurses, who have been on strike for 16 days, are unhappy with the government proposal for a timetable for the pay increase…

Palestinian shoe and leather workers go on strike in Nablus

There aren’t as many reports of Palestinian workers going on strike as there are in Israel – in part because of the weakness of the Palestinian economy, and in part because independent trade unions are not tolerated by the Hamas…

Nurses strike enters second week; Netanyahu “has dried up public health system”

Israel’s nurses have begun their second week on strike as no progress has been reported in negotiations with the Treasury. According to some reports, the nurses are threatening to intensify their actions, effectively shutting down all but emergency procedures in…