Search



Algeria
Bahrain
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Middle East
Morocco
Oman
Palestine
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Yemen


Labour news from the Middle East


Algeria

UGTA's solidarity with Saharawis confirms Algeria's historical, constant support to fair cause, says Bachir Mustapha Sayed 2016-05-03 [Sahara Press Service]
General Union of Algerian Workers joins condemnation of French media campaign against Algeria's President 2016-04-17 [Ennahar Online ]
ITUC Support for Algerian Teachers 2016-04-12 [ITUC]


Bahrain

Building sectorial union work in Bahrain 2016-05-11 [IndustriALL]
Contacts to end workers' strike dismissed 2016-04-25 [Bna]
HRH Premier praises trade union pluralism in Bahrain 2016-04-25 [Bna]


Egypt

Transferred teachers protest outside cabinet 2016-05-24 [Daily News]
Trade unionists launch international campaign in solidarity with Haitham Mohamedain 2016-05-18 [Egypt Solidarity]
Press Syndicate drafts memo amid 'Correcting the Path' opposition 2016-05-11 [Egypt Independent]


Iran

Iran political prisoner Jafar Azimzadeh on Day 23 of hunger strike 2016-05-22 [NCRI]
Health fears for labour rights defender on hunger strike 2016-05-21 [Focus]
Imprisoned Iranian trade unionist set free on bail 2016-05-17 [Education International]


Iraq

South oil workers moonlighting as weapon designers 2016-05-11 [Iraq Oil Report]
New Video Documents Iraq Labor Law Passage 2016-05-02 [Solidarity Center]
Al Jazeera banned in Iraq 2016-04-29 [IFJ]


Israel

Mega Market Suitor Sees Eye to Eye With Histadrut 2016-05-18 [HaModia]
Wages static for 15 years - report 2016-05-17 [Globes Israel]
May Day: Music and solidarity work overtime! 2016-05-17 [WAC Ma'an]


Jordan

Suicides blamed on joblessness could become phenomenon, observers warn 2016-05-13 [The Jordan Times]
Collective suicide attempt by ‘unemployed’ youth sounds alarm 2016-05-13 [The Jordan Times]
Queen, Crown Prince celebrate workers on their day 2016-05-03 [The Jordan Times]


Kuwait

Government caves in to striking oil workers' salary demands 2016-05-24 [al Bawaba]
Oil unions in Kuwait resume negotiations over demands 2016-05-18 [IndustriALL]
30 housewives, ’employer’ get jail over labor fraud – Massive social security violations exposed 2016-05-13 [Kuwait Times]


Lebanon

Hezbollah supports wage scale debate in Parliament 2016-05-13 [Lebanon Daily Star]
Migrant domestic workers march in Beirut in protest against human rights abuses 2016-05-08 [IB Times]
Communists mark Labor Day with call for secular state 2016-05-03 [Lebanon Daily Star]


Libya

Benghazi nurses executed says IS 2016-05-11 [Libya Herald]
National Union of Libyan Workers prepares to throw a Labor Day ceremony 2016-05-03 [Libya Observer]
ISIS Tries To Sow Chaos In Libya To Scare Oil Workers Away 2016-04-25 [Oil Price]


Middle East

Ambet Yuson inaugurated the Africa and Middle East Regional Office in Johannesburg 2016-05-14 [BWI Global Union]
State-owned subsidised Gulf Airlines threatening the jobs of European cabin crews: Union 2016-05-11 [Irish Times]
Union for European Cabin Crews engage in coalition for Fair Competition in Aviation 2016-05-11 [eurECCA]


Morocco

Repression and violence at Maghreb Steel in Morocco 2016-05-20 [IndustriALL]
Farm sector sheds 28,000 jobs due to drought 2016-05-11 [The Africa Report]
Parliament to Authorize Working Age of Maids at 16 Years 2016-05-11 [Morocco World News]


Oman

Trade union rescues 30 workers stranded at resort 2016-05-03 [Times of Oman]
AlSawadi Beach Resort closes leaving workers struggling to survive as wages go unpaid 2016-05-03 [Muscat Daily]
Workers’ union celebrates new headquarters 2016-05-02 [The Times]


Palestine

PA announces the creation of 4000 short-term employment opportunites in Gaza 2016-05-23 [Ma'an]
Gaza police detain 2 hunger striking Palestinians protesting high unemployment 2016-05-17 [Ma'an]
Strong Unions need Strong Women: 2016-05-12 [MUA]


Qatar

Another World Cup Stadium foreign worker dies 2016-05-03 [AFP]
Five Bangladeshi workers killed in Qatar road crash 2016-04-28 [bdnews24]
Fifa launches body to protect World Cup workers in Qatar 2016-04-28 [GCR]


Saudi Arabia

From one Kingdom to another: Maids suffer in Saudi Arabia 2016-05-13 [Phnom Penh Post]
Domestic workers from Somalia to be sent to Saudi Arabia 2016-05-11 [Horseed Media]
10,000 workers from stricken Saudi builder Binladin to get salaries 2016-05-11 [Al Arabiya]


Syria

Refugee children from Syria forced into factory work in Turkey 2016-05-11 [CBS]
Journalist reportedly killed by ISIS 2016-04-15 [IFJ]
Women’s sex slavery jolts Lebanon 2016-04-15 [Arab News]


Tunisia

Journalists’ union warns of growing violations against press freedom 2016-05-06 [Middle East Monitor]
Police clash with protestors organised by unemployed workers union 2016-04-16 [All Africa]
Ceremony to Pay Tribute to HPR Employees Who Saved Tourists in Bardo Museum Attack One Year Ago 2016-03-24 [TAP]


United Arab Emirates

Labour recruitment malpractices to be stamped out 2016-05-13 [Construction Week]
Artists in Guggenheim Show Urge Museum to Resume Talks on Migrant Rights in Abu Dhabi 2016-04-30 [Hyperallergic]
Illegal Projections on Guggenheim Protest Labor Practices in UAE 2016-04-29 [ Observer]


Yemen

Call to act against torture and free Yemeni journalists 2016-04-26 [IFJ]
“Yemen’s problems could threaten the whole world” 2016-03-17 [Equal Times]
Industri Energi express concern about how DNO has treated workers 2016-03-09 [Industri Energi]
More ...