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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

Demanding freedom for Bahrain's teacher union leader 2014-10-17 [Stronger Unions]
Labour Ministry holds workshop on workers' safety 2014-09-28 [BNA]
Education International calls for release of teacher 2014-09-14 [Education International]


Egypt

FEI rejects minister’s approval of independent union 2014-10-21 [The Daily News]
Work conditions in Egyptian public sector better than private businesses: Report 2014-10-10 [Ahram Online]
The obliteration of civil society in Egypt 2014-10-07 [Open Democracy]


Iran

ITUC calls on the P5+1 countries to focus on human rights, and labour rights in particular with Iran 2014-10-16 [ITUC]
IFJ Joins Iranian Journalists in United Appeal for President Rouhani to End Media Violations 2014-10-07 [IFJ]
Explosives factory fire kills two workers 2014-10-07 [Radio Zamaneh]


Iraq

IFJ Appalled by Brutal Murder of Iraqi Journalist by IS Group 2014-10-14 [IFJ]
EI Solidarity Fund aid for teachers and students 2014-10-05 [Education International]
IFJ Dismayed by Second Barbaric Murder of Second U.S. Journalist 2014-09-03 [IFJ]


Israel

Knesset report says the Israeli labour market is easy to fire, easy to hire, with little help in between 2014-10-15 [Haaretz]
Arkia pilots skip work, causing flight problems 2014-10-13 [The Post]
Histadrut declares labor dispute at 11 gov’t firms and airports authority 2014-10-10 [Ha'aretz]


Jordan

ITF Complains to Govt Over Aqaba Port Arrests 2014-10-17 [Scoop]
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]


Kuwait

Fifty years later, things get tense: union slams Saudi 'unilateral' halt to joint output 2014-10-20 [albawaba]
Oil union slams Saudi halt to joint output 2014-10-19 [The Straits Times]
“The Kafala is a System of Slavery,” an interview with the KTUF 2014-08-02 [Migrant Rights]


Lebanon

Parliament to convene as protests rage over wage hike 2014-10-01 [Zawya]
Contract workers draw blood over EDL dispute 2014-09-23 [Zawya]
Minister: Lights out if EDL protest continues 2014-09-09 [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

Three big union centres call for national walkout at end of the month 2014-10-19 [Magharebia]
Unions call national strike to protest economic reforms 2014-10-15 [Euronews]
Unions call national strike to protest economic reforms 2014-10-14 [Reuters]


Oman

900 HED workers unpaid 2014-09-25 [Labour Watch]
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]


Palestine

Israeli Navy sinks Palestinian fishing boat off Gaza 2014-10-20 [World Bulletin]
PA : Talks underway to allow Gazans to work in Israel 2014-10-20 [el-balad]
Gaza civil servants' salaries remain unpaid 2014-10-12 [Al-Monitor]


Qatar

The truth about the luxury of Qatar Airways 2014-10-19 [Expressen]
TUC launches ‘Playfair Qatar’ campaign as FIFA’s Zwanziger goes rogue 2014-09-29 [Stronger Unions]
Ver.di counters Qatar Airways CEO anti-union remarks 2014-09-19 [ITF ]


Saudi Arabia

What's Saudization going to take? 30,000 jobs a year 2014-10-12 [albawaba]
Abuse, deceit and slave labour suffered by Cambodian workers in Saudi Arabia 2014-09-20 [Phnom Penh Post]
Cheated Indian women workers still stranded 2014-08-15 [Arab News]


Tunisia

Tunisians Demand Higher Wages 2014-10-08 [allAfrica]
UGTT locks horns with Gvt over demand for higher wages in election atmosphere 2014-10-07 [Magharebia]
Public health workers in week long strike 2014-09-24 [Tunisia Live]


United Arab Emirates

Not 9-5 but 24/7. What can Abu Dhabi to do ease tough working conditions of labourers? 2014-10-15 [albawaba]
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]


Yemen

IFJ Demands Immediate Halt to Bombardment of Yemen State TV Offices 2014-09-20 [IFJ]
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]
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