Tag Archive for West Bank

Child labour in the West Bank: Scathing report produced by DWRC

The Democracy and Workers Rights Centre, based in Ramallah, is a respected and independent authority on workers’ rights.  It has just published a report entitled “Determinants and Consequences of Child Labor and Worst Forms of Child Labor in the West…

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…

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…

Worker unrest sweeps through West Bank refugee camps

Strikes in Palestine may not be as common, or as large scale as those in Israel, but they do occur.  This week, it’s the turn of UNRWA employees, the people who work on behalf of the UN refugee agency inside…

West Bank universities on strike

According to this report, thousands of university employees in the West Bank, as well as students, have launched a three day strike.  The strike has nothing to do with the Israeli occupation — it is entirely focussed on bread-and-butter, economic…

Human rights group joins calls to delay Palestinian journalist union elections

A Gaza-based Palestinian human rights group has joined the growing calls to delay historic elections for leadership positions in the Palestinian journalists’ union. Nominations for the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) elections closed on Monday (February 1, 2010). Challenges to the…

Female journalists demand union representation

Dozens of female journalists from Gaza rallied on Sunday in front of the office of the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate in Gaza City, demanding that membership be opened up to women. Journalist Dunya Isma’il called on the PJS to introduce a…

Call to postpone Palestinian journalists’ congress due to political interference

The International Federation of Journalists has called for a postponement of a historic Palestinian journalists’  union congress,  because of undue political interference. The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate announced on Wednesday that nominations were open for its leadership and a long overdue…