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…

A woman’s place is in her union

23 April 2017, via Stop The Wall Women in Palestine, as anywhere across the globe, are subjected to and daily resisting an intricate, mutually reinforcing web of state, social, economic and domestic violence and oppression, continuously violating their rights. The burden of Israeli occupation weighs therefore on many more layers on the daily lives of…

May Day – Palestinian trade unions call for intensifying BDS

28 April 2017, via BDS National Committee Statement by the Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS (PTUC-BDS) On May Day, we Palestinian trade unions are proud to stand with the trade union movement internationally as we collectively resist attacks on our working conditions, cuts to public services and job losses. We lend our voices to…

Statement from PGFTU Gaza

23 July 2015, via Palestinian BDS Movement Given the right of our people to practice all forms of national struggle against the Israeli occupation, we, the undersigned, assert our unwavering commitment to the call of Palestinian civil society for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against Israel (BDS)[1], issued in 2005, until it complies with its…

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,…