Palestinian workers’ rights in Israel

4 November 2012 / +972mag.com / From factories to farms, labour union champions rights of Palestinians in Israel Nazareth – Security cameras and a heavy metal door secure the otherwise inconspicuous apartment. This is the office of the Arab Workers Union in Israel (AWU). Photographs of local demonstrations and flags of international trade unions drape…

ITUC Annual Trade Union Survey 2012

The 2012 International Trade Union Confederation’s Annual Survey of violations of trade union rights has been published on the ITUC website.  The annual survey provides important information about trade union rights in law, in practice and violations of those rights. Palestine survey: The exercise of freedom of association remains very difficult for most Palestinian workers, especially…

Swedish Trade Union Confederation joins boycott call

26 May 2012: Press release from the 2012 Swedish Trade Union Confederation Congress Boycott goods from occupied areas The Swedish Trade Union Confederation supports the Palestinian trade union movement’s calls to boycott Israeli goods from occupied territories. However, the Swedish Trade Union Confederation does not at present advocate a general boycott of Israeli goods. The…

Factsheet on Palestine for Trade Unions

A new factsheet produced by the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign highlights the impact of the Wall on Palestinian workers… “The Apartheid Wall has been deemed illegal by the International Court of Justice, yet the international community has done nothing to halt its encroachment on Palestinian land. Palestinian workers and farmers have been the most…

ITUC annual survey published

The 2011 ITUC Annual Survey of violations of trade union rights has been published on the ITUC website.  The annual survey provides important information about trade union rights in law, in practice and violations of those rights. Palestine survey: The exercise of freedom of association or collective bargaining remains very difficult for most Palestinian workers,…