First-ever collective bargaining agreement signed in a West Bank settlement

19 February 2017, WAC-MAAN For years, Palestinians toiling in the industrial zones of West Bank settlements have been subject to exploitation and denial of their rights. A collective agreement signed on February 14, 2017 proves that another way is possible. In this precedential step, the Zarfati Garage signed a collective agreement with WAC-MAAN which covers…

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…

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…

Sodastream dispute sees 60 Palestinian workers dismissed

20 July 2014, via WAC-MAAN Soda Stream in the occupied West Bank fired 60 Palestinian employees in an act of collective punishment WAC-MAAN has written an urgent letter to SodaStream CEO, Mr. Daniel Birnbaum, demanding immediate return of the employees to their posts! The SodaStream factory at the Israeli settlement of Mishor Adumim in the…