Palestinian employees with Israeli bosses now covered by Israeli labour law

According to a report on YNet over the weekend, Israel’s Labor Court has ruled that Palestinians employed by Israelis in the occupied territories have the same rights as Israeli workers.  The case revolved around a Palestinian who worked on a Jewish farm the Jordan valley.  After being sacked by his boss, he took the case to court and has now won a complete victory.  YNet reports: “Israeli employers must pay Palestinian employees for vacation, holidays, sick leave, transportation expenses, and contribute to their retirement funds.

Israeli labour law can be quite progressive — as the Histadrut’s recent organizing victories have show — so this is a step forward for Palestinian workers.