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Labour news from the Middle East


Algeria

IFJ Pays its Respects to Algerian Colleague Nadir Benseba 2014-08-11 [IFJ]
The secret history behind the Algeria-Germany World Cup duel - and trade union involvement 2014-07-13 [EuraAsia Review]
URGENT ACTION: Government of Algeria must recognize NOW workers' right to form independent trade unions 2014-06-03 [IUF]


Bahrain

Education International calls for release of teacher 2014-09-14 [Education International]
More than 260 organisations have violated Bahrain's summer work ban in the last seven weeks 2014-08-15 [GDN]
Trade unions and the struggle for democracy 2014-08-03 [MENA]


Egypt

Electoral coalitions, including unions, gear up for uncertain parliamentary elections 2014-09-14 [The Daily News]
Egyptian Union Continues to Advance with Global Support 2014-09-06 [Talking Union]
Labour Law amendments do not meet workers’ aspirations: Rights campaign 2014-09-02 [The Daily News]


Iran

Tehran delegation to bargain with Bafgh miners 2014-09-03 [Radio Zamaneh]
Chief stirs controversy over women working in coffee shops 2014-09-03 [Radio Zamaneh]
Bafgh Imam shows solidarity with striking miners 2014-09-03 [Radio Zamaneh]


Iraq

IFJ Dismayed by Second Barbaric Murder of Second U.S. Journalist 2014-09-03 [IFJ]
IFJ Demands Accountability for Violence against Journalists in Iraq 2014-09-03 [IFJ]
News - Country: Iraq - Theme: Solidarity Fund EI commits $10K in humanitarian aid to Iraqi teachers 2014-08-15 [Education International]


Israel

Histadrut Chairman: We'll Paralyze Economy If Postal Crisis Not Dealt With 2014-09-19 [Israel National News]
Foreign Ministry workers disrupt meetings as work sanctions begin … again 2014-09-19 [Jerusalem Post]
Histadrut chief threatens general strike 2014-09-19 [Globes]


Jordan

Migrant women workers in Jordan face abuse 2014-08-25 [Lebanon Daily Star]
Teachers continue with strike, report high response 2014-08-25 [Jordan Times]
Hundreds of thousands of students stay at home on Day 1 of new school year because of national teacher strike 2014-08-25 [Ammon News]


Kuwait

“The Kafala is a System of Slavery,” an interview with the KTUF 2014-08-02 [Migrant Rights]
Agreement appears close in long-running strike 2014-07-14 [Arabian Business]
Government worker strike enters 5th week, longest industrial dispute in Kuwaiti history 2014-07-03 [Middle East Eye]


Lebanon

Minister: Lights out if EDL protest continues 2014-09-09 [The Daily Star]
AUB students excited and worried as potential strikes loom 2014-09-04 [The Daily Star]
Contract workers offer to help fix power shortages 2014-08-30 [The Daily Star]


Libya

UNI MENA meets Libyan UGTL in Tunis - strengthening the ties 2014-03-04 [UNI Global Union]
IFJ Gravely Concerned for Safety & Freedom of Media in Libya 2014-02-18 [IFJ]
Support crumbles in east Libya for oil blockade leader 2014-02-01 [Defence Web]


Middle East

Midday work ban puts focus on Gulf labour rights 2014-06-24 [Gulf News]
Big three Gulf airlines brush aside obstacles in pursuit of dominance 2014-06-09 [Guardian]
Refugee Women Contend With Domestic Abuse, Sexual Exploitation 2014-02-17 [VOA]


Morocco

Unions to Go on General Strike Sept. 23 2014-09-14 [World News]
Unions unhappy as Morocco raises retirement age 2014-08-25 [Magherabia]
Total Call : determined to fight all forms of trade unionism 2014-07-09 [UMT]


Oman

Hundeds of workers found violating Oman labour law 2014-08-05 [Muscat Daily]
Labour law violations can be reported to trade unions 2014-08-04 [The Observer]
Hypermarket worker protest in Oman ends after three days 2014-06-30 [Times of Oman]


Palestine

Unpaid hospital cleaning workers strike in Gaza 2014-09-19 [Ma'an News Agency]
Gaza ministry postpones surgeries due to strike 2014-09-19 [Ma'an News Agency]
Unemployment Rises to Alarming Levels in Palestine, says World Bank 2014-09-18 [WAFA]


Qatar

Qatar Air boss pities Lufthana for having trade unions 2014-09-17 [Bloomberg]
Unions Ban Tied To Labor Deaths 2014-09-15 [Arab Times]
Brit Union fury at Qatar workers' plight 2014-09-12 [Press Association]


Saudi Arabia

Cheated Indian women workers still stranded 2014-08-15 [Arab News]
6 in 10 Saudi women find work hours inconvenient — survey 2014-07-21 [Arab News]
37,000 labor disputes settled 2014-07-21 [Arab News]


Tunisia

Tunisair Announces Cancellation of Strike Scheduled for August 29 and 30 in Djerba-Zarzis Airport 2014-08-25 [TAP]
UGTT anticipating security issues from Libya fallout 2014-08-03 [TAP]
UGTT proud of what has been accomplished thus far in Tunisia following the revolution 2014-07-29 [BWI]


United Arab Emirates

Call for UN to investigate plight of migrant workers in the UAE 2014-09-14 [The Guardian]
16 Indian seamen stranded on Dubai ship 2014-06-24 [Gulf News]
Hiring Filipino maids in UAE just got tougher 2014-06-24 [Gulf News]


Yemen

Journalist Killed in Yemen: IFJ Repeats Demand for Increased Media Protection 2014-08-21 [IFJ]
Workers Unions Seeks more rights and involvement in the Constitution Drafting Committee 2014-07-14 [Yemen Post]
Workers Unions Seeks more rights and involvement in the Constitution Drafting Committee 2014-07-13 [The Post]
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