The ITUC has launched a petition calling on the United Nations human rights chief to urgently update the two-year-old database of companies operating illegally in Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.
Thousands of Gazans Working in Israel Lack Social Benefits
Special permits given to Gazan laborers don't include social benefits, unlike permits for workers from the West Bank. In an accident, no one will compensate them, says a representing lawyer.
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.
Labour Force Survey – 3rd quarter 2021
Palestine labour force survey.