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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

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]
Migrant Workers and Labor Unions in the Gulf: An Interview with Karim Radhi 2014-06-24 [Jaddaliya]


Egypt

EGYPTIAN LABOUR MOVEMENT FACES NEW CHALLENGES 2014-08-29 [Equal Times]
Doctors’ Syndicate to take action against non-payment of dues 2014-08-25 [Daily News Egypt]
Central Security Forces go on strike in Ismailia 2014-08-25 [Daily News Egypt]


Iran

Arrest of protesters heightens conflict at Bafgh mine 2014-08-24 [Radio Zamaneh]
Riot police arrest protesting mine workers 2014-08-24 [Radio Zamaneh]
Industrial pollution endangering workers' health 2014-08-15 [Radio Zamaneh]


Iraq

News - Country: Iraq - Theme: Solidarity Fund EI commits $10K in humanitarian aid to Iraqi teachers 2014-08-15 [Education International]
BWI Assists the Repatriation of Indian Migrant Workers in Iraq 2014-08-13 [BWI]
IFJ Hails Iraq Union's Hugely Successful 20th Congress in Baghdad 2014-07-30 [IFJ]


Israel

Update 3- A new petition filed against attempts by Zarfaty to get rid of the union ActNOW! 2014-08-29 [WAC MAAN]
SodaStream weighs closing West Bank factory after union worker rights campaign 2014-08-29 [i24]
Police seek to bar union boss from port 90 more days 2014-08-29 [Haaretz]


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

Contract workers offer to help fix power shortages 2014-08-30 [The Daily Star]
Contract workers urged to end ‘riots’ 2014-08-26 [The Daily Star]
EDL workers scoff at threat of firings 2014-08-25 [Zawya]


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 unhappy as Morocco raises retirement age 2014-08-25 [Magherabia]
Total Call : determined to fight all forms of trade unionism 2014-07-09 [UMT]
PM to Relaunch Dialogue With Unions 2014-06-09 [Magharebia]


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

Israeli siege on Gaza left 30,000 Palestinians jobless 2014-08-18 [The World Bulletin]
ITF to send Mission to Gaza, West Bank and Israel ActNOW! 2014-08-18 [ITF Global Union]
Two Journalists Killed by Unexploded Bomb in Gaza 2014-08-15 [IFJ]


Qatar

UCL accused of shirking moral duty to workers at Qatar campus 2014-08-21 [The Times]
Plight of World Cup workers to be highlighted at Cork festival 2014-07-28 [irishtimes.com]
The mounting human cost of preparing for the Qatar 2022 World Cup 2014-07-25 [Radio Australia]


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

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]
Workers at N.Y.U.’s Abu Dhabi Site Faced Harsh Conditions 2014-05-20 [The Times]


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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