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Labour news from the Middle East


Algeria

Will there be a late Arab Spring in Algeria? 2017-02-10 [The National Review]
Algerian union leader gets jail sentence for whistleblowing 2017-02-02 [IndustriALL]
For 7 months 17 crew stranded in Algeria : A human rights disgrace ITF says 2017-01-17 [Hellenic Shipping News]


Bahrain

البحرين:اكثر من نصف مليون العمالة الأجنبية 2017-02-08 [Lmra]
V K Singh discusses labour issue in Bahrain 2017-02-05 [Business Standard]
Worker from India dies in Bahrain during pay protest 2017-02-05 [The Hindu]


Egypt

Union campaign against policies of impoverishment 2017-02-10 [Mada]
Workers Charged Over Protests 2017-02-10 [allAfrica]
Workers at Egypt's Mahalla El-Kobra end strike, production resumes 2017-02-09 [Abram Online]


Iran

HEPCO workers paid two months’ wages, owner “arrested” 2017-02-17 [SZAC]
Teacher union leader once again faces possibility serving full prison sentence 2017-02-15 [Education International]
The fleeting freedom of street art in Tehran 2017-02-10 [equal times]


Iraq

Women dealing with worsening harassment in the workplace 2017-02-05 [Al-Monitor]
Teachers unsafe in own classrooms:Union 2017-02-02 [Al-Monitor ]
IFJ and KJU condemn brutal attack on journalists by ruling party people in Kurdistan region 2017-01-26 [IFJ]


Israel

El Al Talks Break Down as Pilots, Management Dig In 2017-02-15 [Hamodia]
El Al: If pilots quit, all flights will be grounded 2017-02-15 [YNet News]
Bat Yam crane collapse leads to four arrests 2017-02-15 [Jerusalem Post]


Jordan

Unifying guest worker fees could be harmful for agriculture sector, labourers, activists warn 2017-01-30 [Jordan Times]
Employees at Royal Falcon Airlines demanding overdue salaries 2017-01-30 [Jordan Times]
Dozens of illegal Syrian workers caught in Amman 2016-11-20 [Jordan Times]


Kuwait

Domestic Workers Department shut down 27 domestic labor recruitment offices in 2016 after receiving several complaints 2017-02-12 [Arab Times]
Why one year on the domestic worker law is not working 2017-01-30 [Migrant Rights]
Kuwait Airways' workers union to go ahead with protest despite requests to halt it 2017-01-09 [Arabian Business]


Lebanon

The illegal adoptions of the Lebanese War 2017-01-26 [Equal Times]
Bank Union renews employment contract agreement 2016-12-28 [Lebanon Daily Star]
“No one knows the sites of all the mass graves in Lebanon” 2016-12-15 [Equal Times]


Libya

EU to pay Libya to keep refugees out of Europe 2017-02-04 [ETUC]
Airport workers strikes after pay delayed by months 2016-12-04 [The Observer]
Sharif - 1st Arab woman to assume Presidency, lead union federation 2016-09-11 [ATUC]


Middle East

Gulf Countries and Forced Labour 2016-12-13 [ITUC]
“The Middle East will bring an the end to the EU” 2016-11-15 [Equal Times]
UNRWA workers on strike in four countries over low wages 2016-09-19 [al Bawaba]


Morocco

Retirement not end of line for pioneering woman train driver 2017-01-26 [iTF]
Workers from throughout the country march in Agadir in support of rights for DOHA fish workers 2017-01-15 [IUF]
Morocco’s imperfect solution to a forgotten migrant crisis 2017-01-06 [equal times]


Oman

Dozens of Indian workers stranded in Oman, not paid for months 2017-02-06 [Times of Oman]
The new wage database making sure workers not earning too much 2017-01-30 [Migrant Rights]
Omanization in private sector targeted in forthcoming labor law 2017-01-17 [Albawaba]


Palestine

First-ever collective bargaining agreement signed in a West Bank settlement 2017-02-21 [WAC]
IFJ welcomes imminent release of Palestinian union leader 2017-02-10 [IFJ]
Palestinians split between worry and resignation over Trump presidency 2017-02-09 [Equal Times]


Qatar

Hundreds of Uber drivers go on strike after price cuts 2017-02-13 [Reuters]
First inspections by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and Building and Wood Workers' International carried out on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ projects 2017-02-10 [BWI Global Union]
Union begins Qatar 2022 stadium inspections 2017-02-10 [AFP]


Saudi Arabia

Will Saudi Arabia expel Egyptian workforce? 2017-02-14 [Al-Monitor]
Gvt puts resources into punishing protesting workers but not to protect or repay them 2017-02-05 [Migrant Rights]
Foreign workers remittances makes Saudi one of the biggest remittance sending nations in the world 2017-01-30 [Arab News]


Syria

The Kurdish woman building a feminist democracy and fighting ISIS at the same time 2017-01-07 [Independent]
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]


Tunisia

Doctors strike. Hundreds take to the streets 2017-02-09 [TAP]
Companies in difficulty: 736 layoffs in December 2016 2017-02-09 [TAP]
Working days lost in private sector drop by 75% in December 2016 2017-02-09 [TAP]


United Arab Emirates

VIDEO: Meet the Migrant Workers Building Trump International Golf Club in Dubai 2017-01-06 [VICE]
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]


Yemen

International support for fired Yemeni oil workers 2017-02-01 [Radio Labour]
PM meets leadership of GFYWTU 2017-01-24 [Saba Net]
Unpaid workers are left in the lurch as multinationals leave Yemen ActNOW! 2017-01-16 [TRT World]
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