The 2011 ITUC Annual Survey of violations of trade union rights has been published on the ITUC website.  The annual survey provides important information about trade union rights in law, in practice and violations of those rights.

Palestine survey: The exercise of freedom of association or collective bargaining remains very difficult for most Palestinian workers, especially in Gaza. One trade union leader was sacked and another one detained during the year. The law does not yet cover all trade union rights.

Israel survey: Palestinian workers in Israel, even with permits, are often subject to abuse, illegal detentions and deportations while Israeli Arabs are subject to extensive employment-related discrimination. Most employers breach the labour law, and the right to strike is coupled with restrictions. There were still many major strikes during the year, but strikers were retaliated against.

Access the ITUC Annual Survey on the AUSPalestine RESOURCES page.