Palestinian child labour – new report

'Ripe for Abuse: Palestinian Child Labor in Israeli Agricultural Settlements in the West Bank' Report from Human Rights Watch, April 2015 Out of school, doing risky work for low pay (Jerusalem) – Israeli settlement farms in the West Bank are using Palestinian child labor to grow, harvest, and pack agricultural produce, much of it for … Continue reading Palestinian child labour – new report

Risking jobs, Palestinian workers in Israeli settlement unionise

22 January 2015, via +972 Mag.com When the Palestinian workers at a West Bank aluminum factory tried to unionize, the management responded with a resounding no. Nearly half of the 65 workers at the MS Aluminum Ltd. factory, located in the Israeli-run Mishor Adumim industrial zone in the West Bank, unionized last week after joining the … Continue reading Risking jobs, Palestinian workers in Israeli settlement unionise

ITUC declares ‘outrage’ at Israel settlements

 29 October 2014, via International Trade Union Confederation Israel’s Settlement Expansion is an Outrage – Time for Full Recognition of Palestinian State The ITUC has condemned Israel’s intention to build yet another 1,000 settlement dwellings in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said, “Binyamin Netanyahu’s government is treating the … Continue reading ITUC declares ‘outrage’ at Israel settlements

How do you stop Palestinians unionizing? Cancel their entry permits

15 September 2014, from 972mag.com An Israeli employer of Palestinians inside a West Bank settlement, with the help of Israeli authorities, is exploiting the military permit regime in order stop his workers from unionizing, a High Court petition alleges. In order to sabotage the unionization of Palestinian workers, the owner of an Israeli car garage … Continue reading How do you stop Palestinians unionizing? Cancel their entry permits

Low pay, no leave: Jordan Valley farmers exploiting Palestinian labour

14 May 2014, from Haaretz Critics accuse Israel of ignoring illegal abuses of West Bank farmers. It’s 11 A.M. in the banana groves near the West Bank Palestinian village of Ein al-Bida in the northern Jordan Valley. The sun is already burning hot. But Jamal Fukhah, 54, had been used to it: the grove had … Continue reading Low pay, no leave: Jordan Valley farmers exploiting Palestinian labour

Fighting for workers’ rights in Tulkarem

22 April 2014, from Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign The area of Tulkarm has become synonymous for the number of recycling plants established within the occupied West Bank. The Nitzanei Shalom settlement industrial zone, which Israelis refer to as ‘Buds of Peace’, built upon the town of Tulkarm in the early eighties had previously been confiscated by … Continue reading Fighting for workers’ rights in Tulkarem