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Labour news from the Middle East


Algeria

Ouargla youth strike to demand work opportunities 2016-09-11 [ATUC]
Government's Approach Aims At Ensuring Continuity of Retirement System, Workers' Rights 2016-09-03 [Algeria Press Service]
Algeria: Municipal workers organize a national strike tomorrow 2016-08-22 [Arab Trade Union Confederation]


Bahrain

Forcing private sector to replace foreign workers with locals is hard - and misguided 2016-09-11 [The Economist]
Anti-trafficking laws incapable of protecting foreign domestic workers 2016-09-11 [ATUC]
Union safety campaign reaches out to migrant workers 2016-09-07 [BWI Global Union]


Egypt

Stop the trial of naval shipyard workers! ActNOW! 2016-09-26 [CTUWS]
The Shrinking Independence of Labour Unions 2016-09-23 [The Review]
A Call: Solidarity with the Shipyard Docks 2016-09-21 [CTUWS]


Iran

Tunnel Collapse in Tehran Leaves 4 Workers Dead, 7 Injured 2016-09-11 [Tamsin News Agency]
Labor Activists Put on Trial After Hundreds of Workers Protest Unpaid Wages 2016-09-06 [ICHRI]
Government trying to deregulate labour, says union leader 2016-09-03 [IndustirALL Global Union]


Iraq

International solidarity helps teachers organise 2016-09-17 [Education International]
Media worker killed in western Iraq 2016-09-11 [Al-Arabiya]
Contract workers protest in Karbala over pay delays 2016-09-11 [ATUC]


Israel

Questions over Tel Aviv building collapse now move to Knesset 2016-09-12 [Daily Motion]
Teacher union in Germany apologises for publication of pro-BDS article 2016-09-11 [Jerusalem Post]
Nearly 30,000 Construction Workers Hurt in Recent Years in Israel read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.741100 2016-09-10 [Haaretz]


Jordan

Association calls for improving public sector dentists’ working conditions 2016-09-11 [Jordan Times]
Irbid electricity company employees protest to demand financial benefits 2016-09-11 [Jordan Times]
Jordan:69 thousand child laborers 44 thousands of them are engaged in hazardous work 2016-08-17 [Arab Trade Union Confederation]


Kuwait

UN urges Kuwait to abolish migrant labor system 2016-09-11 [Al-Arabiya]
Labor union reject fuel prices increase 2016-08-11 [The Times]
First Gulf state to set minimum wage for domestic workers 2016-07-23 [Middle East Eye]


Lebanon

As hard times bite, over 2,000 laid off 2016-09-11 [Lebanon Daily Star]
Labor Ministry warns against verbal sackings 2016-09-11 [Lebanon Daily Star]
Labor Ministry raises fine for sacking Lebanese wrongfully 2016-09-03 [Lebanon Daily Star]


Libya

Sharif - 1st Arab woman to assume Presidency, lead union federation 2016-09-11 [ATUC]
State workers given extra day for Eid break 2016-09-11 [Libya Herald]
NGOs Criticize Libya and Tunisia Government Indifference Over Missing Journalists 2016-09-11 [Tunisia Live]


Middle East

UNRWA workers on strike in four countries over low wages 2016-09-19 [al Bawaba]
ILO launches safe migration project 2016-09-12 [Trade Arabia]
ATUC organising training workshop for young unionists 2016-09-11 [ATUC]


Morocco

New Law Advances Domestic Workers' Rights 2016-08-03 [Human Rights Watch]
New law advances domestic workers’ rights 2016-08-02 [HRW]
Video: Moroccan Workers in Saudi Arabia Ask King Mohammed VI to Resolve Salary Issue 2016-07-30 [Morocco World News]


Oman

Expat workers stranded without salary in Oman 2016-09-11 [Times of Oman]
13,000 labour law violations in Oman in 8 months 2016-09-03 [Times of Oman]
Delay in resolving labour disputes hurts employees 2016-08-07 [Zawya]


Palestine

High Court defers the issue of the Union of Palestinian Workers 2016-09-11 [ATUC]
World Vision axes 120 Gaza jobs amidst Hamas links claims 2016-09-11 [Al-Arabiya]
World Vision lays off 120 Gaza workers as feud with Israel intensifies 2016-09-10 [Forward]


Qatar

FIFA must stop foul play in Qatar 2016-08-04 [TouchStone]
Show Qatar World Cup hosts death & exploitation are unnecessary 2016-08-02 [Stronger Unions]
UN labor agency finds worker protections against bias lacking at Qatar Airways 2016-07-26 [Gulf News]


Saudi Arabia

Saudi and foreign workers unite to strike over unpaid wages 2016-09-22 [Middle East Eye]
Strike at privately-run hospital after salary delays 2016-09-20 [The Times-Union]
Stranded workers plead for help as economy falters 2016-08-22 [Middle Eas Eye]


Syria

As Syrians spread across Europe, so does their food 2016-09-21 [Equal Times]
Bob Crow brigade '30 miles' from IS-stronghold of Raqqa in Syria 2016-08-17 [Middle East Eye]
Abandoned by the world, “Aleppo is sinking into darkness” 2016-08-09 [Equal Times]


Tunisia

Tourism crisis bites as hotel industry workers go on strike 2016-09-15 [Africa News]
UGTT Warn that Ben Guerdane Protests Risk ISIS Infiltration 2016-09-11 [Tunisia Live]
Bizerte Factory Closure Leads to 350 Job Losses 2016-09-06 [Tunisia Live]


United Arab Emirates

Dubai's ruler orders management shake-up after abscences 2016-08-31 [Fairfax media]
Labour mobility reforms create winners and losers 2016-08-24 [The National]
Airline pilots complain of dangerous fatigue in leaked documents 2016-07-30 [The Guardian]


Yemen

YJS reports more than 100 press freedom violations 2016-09-07 [IFJ]
DNO Yemen union wins case against Norwegian oil company 2016-09-02 [IndustriALL]
Seventh journalist killed in 2016 2016-08-10 [IFJ]
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