A new report released by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has revealed the scandalous exploitation of Palestinian workers who work inside Israel and in the illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.
Reform of current system, which has led to illegal trade in permits, to take effect in December; the policy change will only apply to the construction sector, where most work.
“The Palestinian labour market continues to present a grim picture. Unemployment is rampant and protection failing. Stifled by occupation, it can meet neither the needs nor the aspirations of the Palestinian people.” - Guy Ryder, ITUC Director-General
In this flash report, Who Profits examines the unique impact of Covid-19 and associated Israeli policies on Palestinian workers employed within the Green Line and the illegal settlements.
Palestinian workers play a vital role in Israel’s economy, but they’ve been left exposed to the danger of COVID-19 without any support from the Israeli authorities or their own leaders. The pandemic has exposed the harsh realities of life for workers under Israeli occupation.
Judges make unanimous decision in labor case on Palestinian workers who lost wages due to pandemic, lockdown; Palestinians working in Israel are not covered by national insurance
WAC-MAAN launched an Arabic-language emergency hotline, providing assistance and counseling to Corona victims regarding their employment and Social Security.
'I don't understand why I'm good enough to work in Israel but not good enough for the Israelis to test me,' says one worker in a Jerusalem area chicken factory, which Palestinians point to as the source of West Bank coronavirus outbreak