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…

Palestine and the right to strike

18 February 2015, via Democracy and Workers’ Rights Centre – Palestine On the occasion of the global day of action in defense of the right to strike, called for by the ITUC in response to attacks by employer groups at the ILO against this right, the Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center in Palestine calls upon…

Public sector unionists arrested in Palestine

Democracy and Workers’ Rights Centre, Palestine Media Release, 9 November 2014 DWRC denounces violations of freedom of association and the right to organize of public sector employees by the Palestinian Authority, and calls for international solidarity The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center in Palestine condemns the detention of representatives of the Union of Public Employees,…

Workers’ education in Palestine

By Wajid Elayassa, Democracy and Workers’ Rights Centre (DWRC), Palestine In McGill Journal of Education, Vol.48, No.3 (Fall 2013) Due to the political context and the restrictions placed on general freedoms and trade union activities, workers’ education in Palestine remained informal and largely reliant on oral memory until the early 1990s. For decades, it was…

Shockingly unsafe conditions in petrochemical sector

8 July 2013 | via Democracy & Workers Rights Center-Palestine Workshop announces findings of a study on work conditions and circumstances in the petrochemical sector On July 4th, 2013, DWRC held a workshop to announce the findings of a study on work conditions and circumstances of Palestinian workers in the petrochemical sector in the West…