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 … Continue reading Palestine and the right to strike

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, … Continue reading Public sector unionists arrested in Palestine

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 … Continue reading Workers’ education in Palestine

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 … Continue reading Shockingly unsafe conditions in petrochemical sector

West Bank: Unionists join protest

As part of the ever-widening Arab intifada, several hundred people took part in a demonstration in Ramallah on 5 February in solidarity with the Egyptian people. Protests have been forbidden by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in recent years, and this rally was only approved at the last minute. Some Fatah and PA leaders had unsuccessfully … Continue reading West Bank: Unionists join protest