A new trade union established in Gaza

7 March 2017, via Democracy & Workers’ Rights Centre (DWRC) Through an EU-funded project, female beauty salon workers & hairdressers establish a trade union in Gaza. On Monday 20/02/2017, female hairdressers and beauty salon workers held the establishing conference for their union in Gaza. The conference was attended by 200 members of the new union, a representative…

A woman’s place is in her union

23 April 2017, via Stop The Wall Women in Palestine, as anywhere across the globe, are subjected to and daily resisting an intricate, mutually reinforcing web of state, social, economic and domestic violence and oppression, continuously violating their rights. The burden of Israeli occupation weighs therefore on many more layers on the daily lives of…

May Day leaflet calls for solidarity with Palestine

27 April 2017, via Irish Congress of Trade Unions European Trade Union Initiative for Justice in Palestine produces leaflet for May Day 2017. Background In November 2016 over 100 trade union delegates, representing 29 unions and three million members from all over Europe, gathered in a historic first meeting in Brussels to challenge the EU…

May Day – Palestinian trade unions call for intensifying BDS

28 April 2017, via BDS National Committee Statement by the Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS (PTUC-BDS) On May Day, we Palestinian trade unions are proud to stand with the trade union movement internationally as we collectively resist attacks on our working conditions, cuts to public services and job losses. We lend our voices to…

Palestinian women workers abused in West Bank colonies

21 February 2017, Gulf News The workers are forced into servitude as maids in Israeli colonies Ramallah: Palestinian women from the West Bank are being forced into servitude as maids in Israeli colonist homes despite being originally recruited to work on farms in the fields of the colonial area by Palestinian job agencies, according to…