The Great Exploitation: Palestinians Forced to Pay Huge Sums to Work in Israel

Under the current system, tens of thousands of Palestinian workers are each forced to pay 2,500 shekels (US$780) a month for a work permit in Israel. The money is divvied up between a Palestinian middleman and an Israeli contractor

Position Paper: Give “green cards” to Palestinian workers

This position paper calls for a radical change in the “permit regime” for Palestinian workers in Israel.

Stop the Illegal Trade in Palestinian Work Permits

There is an entire industry based on an illegal trade in government-issued permits that are not supposed to cost money.

It Pays More to Be a Plasterer Than a Physician When You’re a Palestinian

Manual laborers working in Israel earn more than someone with a graduate degree in chemistry in the occupied territories. A reform to improve Palestinian workers’ lot has failed.

#PalestineDay: ITUC calls on UN to update list of companies backing illegal settlements

To mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 29 November, the ITUC has written to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, calling on him to support the resolution to regularly update the UN database of companies operating illegally in Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.

European Trade Unions Condemn Israel’s Attempt to Criminalise Palestinian Human Rights Defenders

European Trade Union Network for Justice in Palestine, a coalition of 35 European trade union organisations, stands in full solidarity with the six organisations and their workers.

ITUC, GUF: Israel’s designation of Palestinian human rights groups as terrorists is outrageous

The ITUC and Global Union Federations condemn the designation by Israel of six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organisations.