ILO: Employment bleak, Gaza a ‘tinderbox’

23 May 2014, from International Labour Organisation (ILO) ILO: Employment outlook bleak for Palestinians, Gaza a “tinderbox” The ILO’s annual report on the situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories calls for resumption of negotiations and the lifting of restrictions to improve the situation of Palestinian workers and entrepreneurs. GENEVA (ILO News) – The…

ILO reports on situation for Palestinian workers

May 2013: Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) presents the annual report on the “Situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories” to the 2013 International Labour Conference (ILC): “This year’s mission was the first to be undertaken since the recognition of Palestine as a non-member observer State by the United…

Union support for Palestine grows

It is encouraging to see trade unions around the world taking principled stands in support of human rights for all and in active solidarity with the Palestinian people.  Over the past month, the UK University & College Union – the largest trade union in its sector – maintained its tradition of support for Palestinian rights by endorsing…