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Labour news from the Middle East


Algeria

Trade union repression continues in Algeria 2019-06-22 [IndustriALL]
Labor in Algeria’s Revolt 2019-05-12 [Jacobin]
Rank-and-file revolt gears up inside Algeria’s UGTA 2019-05-01 [MENA Solidarity Network]


Bahrain

GFBTU and IDWF Signed MOU on Protection of Domestic Workers’ Rights in Bahrain 2019-06-16 [EIN]
Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi freed 2019-02-13 [ITUC]
Contracts stating rights of domestic workers mandatory from next month 2019-01-05 [GDN]


Egypt

IFJ supports Al-Tahrir journalists 2019-06-28 [IFJ]
Support the workers at Suez Cement 2019-05-14 [BWI]
Egypt’s Brutal Crackdown on Workers’ Rights 2019-04-03 [CounterPunch]


Iran

Neda Naji: a political prisoner whose life is in danger 2019-07-08 [SZAC]
Workers Yearn for Job Security 2019-07-07 [The Tribune]
Release Detained Labor Activists 2019-06-29 [Human Rights Watch]


Iraq

The faces behind the oil America went to war for 2019-07-05 [Equal Times]
Oil workers move to reclaim power for the people in Iraq 2019-05-29 [People's World]
Educators take stock of the education system in the Kurdistan region 2019-05-28 [EI]


Israel

Defunded and sidelined, Israel’s diplomats threaten job action 2019-07-16 [The Times]
El Al worker's union urges employees to join Likud, stirs commotion 2019-07-09 [Ynet]
Arkia retracts the decision to dismiss 250 employees as a result of the closure of Sde Dov 2019-07-03 [Israel Financial Insider]


Jordan

National Labour Law should uphold trade union rights, not deny them 2019-05-25 [EI]
Union signs major agreement for decent jobs with APM terminals 2019-05-25 [ITF]
Migrant worker leaders elected in Jordan garment factories 2019-04-04 [IndustriALL]


Kuwait

KOC not complying with government & CSC decisions, says KPC workers union 2019-06-10 [MENAFN]
KOC not complying with government & CSC decisions, says KPC workers union 2019-06-09 [The Arab Times]
Kuwait deports 17,000 illegal foreigners in 2018 2019-01-22 [gulfnews]


Lebanon

Lebanon university strike threatens students’ futures 2019-06-11 [Al-Monitor]
'Our lives matter': Lebanon’s migrant workers fight for their rights 2019-05-28 [Middle East Eye]
Former labor union head Bechara Asmar released on bail 2019-05-28 [The Daily Star]


Libya

NOC calls for safe return of head of oil union taken in east 2019-05-05 [Reuters]
14 Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya 2019-02-17 [AFP]
Photographer killed during clashes between militia near Tripoli 2019-01-21 [IFJ]


Middle East

ITF mobilising Arab World unions to respond to seafarers under threat from unscrupulous shipowners 2019-07-01 [ITF]
ITF and JNG respond to potential attacks on two tankers in Gulf of Oman 2019-06-15 [ITF]
Seafarers unions express concern about “sabotage” attack and rising tensions in the Gulf 2019-05-20 [ITF]


Morocco

Global union delegation attends National Express AGM 2019-05-10 [ITF]
Multiple Unions, Thousands of Protesters March on Labor Day 2019-05-02 [MWN]
Government Announces General Wage Boost for Public Workers 2019-04-27 [Asharq al-Awsat]


Oman

400 complaints in a year - and most about salaries: Trade Union 2018-11-06 [The Times]
Empowerment of women through trade unions 2018-10-24 [The Times]
Landmark paternity ruling for dads in Oman 2018-07-31 [timesofoman]


Palestine

IFJ welcomes Prime Minister’s commitment to improve journalists’ safety 2019-06-27 [IFJ]
WAC-MAAN - A decade of organizing Palestinian workers in the West Bank Settlements 2019-06-24 [WAC-MAAN]
Reporters without borders: Israel shot journalists intentionally 2019-05-23 [Kia Ora Gaza]


Qatar

BWI welcomes the FIFA’s decision to remain with 32 teams for the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qatar 2019-05-28 [BWI]
BWI Connect: Migrant Workers from Qatar joins unions in New Zealand 2019-02-27 [BWI]
BWI and SC publish second workers’ welfare progress report 2019-02-26 [BWI]


Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia announces new work rules for women 2019-01-21 [khaleejtimes]
IFJ Executive reinforces calls for international action to hold Saudi government accountable for Khashoggi murder 2018-11-22 [IFJ]
Outrage as Saudis Secretly Execute Indonesian Worker 2018-11-05 [Freedom United]


Syria

Fixer, black market money charger, kidnapper: navigating Syria’s dystopian job market 2019-06-06 [Equal Times]
The IFJ demands the release of journalist Mohammad Tawfiq al-Saghir 2019-06-06 [IFJ]
New video released of missing Japanese journalist 2018-08-02 [IFJ]


Tunisia

UNI Day Tunisia! 2019-07-10 [UNI Global Union]
PSI affiliates call on governments to restore rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea 2019-06-26 [PSI]
Abandoned at sea: crew sent home after 13 months marooned off Tunisia 2019-06-10 [ITF]


United Arab Emirates

ITF and UAE step up cooperation 2019-07-08 [ITF]
Migrant workers win labor case against UAE catering company 2019-01-22 [menafn]
Sharjah firefighters put out blaze in labour accommodation 2018-03-12 [khaleejtimes]


Yemen

Journalist Yahya al-Sawari must be released immediately 2019-07-19 [IFJ]
IFJ demands release of tortured journalists 2019-05-01 [IFJ]
10 illegally held journalists face special terror court 2019-02-22 [IFJ]
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