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Labour news from the Middle East


Algeria

Government Blocks Trade Union Mission to Western Sahara 2016-05-28 [ITUC]
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 ]


Bahrain

Global condemnation of travel ban for Bahraini education union leader 2016-06-14 [Education International]
Building sectorial union work in Bahrain 2016-05-11 [IndustriALL]
Contacts to end workers' strike dismissed 2016-04-25 [Bna]


Egypt

Remittances: Egypt ranks first among Arab states 2016-06-23 [DNE]
Egypt food workers continue partial strike, despite managements offer 2016-06-23 [The Daily News]
Daughter of Hisham Geneina to take legal action against her dismissal 2016-06-18 [DNE]


Iran

Flogged and jailed: workers in Iran face repression 2016-06-25 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Labor Rights Activist in Critical Condition After 50-Day Hunger Strike 2016-06-25 [ICHRI]
Labour Rights Activist in Critical Condition After 50-Day Hunger Strike 2016-06-25 [ICHRI]


Iraq

Sarqala oil field staff face attacks, intimidation 2016-06-18 [Iraq Oil Report]
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]


Israel

20 שנה אחרי סגירתו, ההסתדרות השיקה הבוקר (ג') את 'דבר ראשון' במהדורה מקוונת 2016-06-22 [ההסתדרות]
Trade Union Histadrut revives ‘Davar’ socialist newspaper online 2016-06-18 [Jerusalem Post]
New Fintech Startup Issues MasterCard For Migrant Workers 2016-06-15 [Jewish Business News]


Jordan

Municipalities in hot areas reduce working hours for outdoor labourers 2016-06-18 [The Jordan Times]
Labour Ministry to release results of child labour survey 2016-06-01 [The Jordan Times]
Suicides blamed on joblessness could become phenomenon, observers warn 2016-05-13 [The Jordan Times]


Kuwait

14 Zimbabwean women return from Kuwait where they were subjected to slavery 2016-06-18 [Zimbabwe Herald]
Oil and gas workers win pay rises after 3 day strike 2016-05-31 [Gulf Business]
Petroleum company to compensate workers who did not participate in April strikes 2016-05-31 [Arab Times]


Lebanon

Save the Children calls out Labor Ministry claim 2016-06-18 [Lebanon Daily Star]
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]


Libya

Tripoli again suffering from power cuts; activists want general strike 2016-05-29 [The Herald]
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]


Middle East

Trade unions in the Middle East 2016-06-18 [Eric Lee]
Escaping the Heat Into the Fire - Migration of Ethiopian Women Domestic Workers to Middle East Countries 2016-06-18 [Pambazuka News]
Arab Teachers’ Unions role in securing refugee children’s rights cannot be underestimated 2016-05-31 [Education International]


Morocco

Domestic Workers See Gains, yet Struggle for Decent Work 2016-06-16 [Solidarity Center]
General Strike in Morocco to Start Tuesday, May 31 2016-05-30 [Morocco World News]
Doctors in Morocco strike, demand medical supplies 2016-05-29 [MEMO]


Oman

Budget carriers in stiff competition as migrant workers leave 'by the thousands' 2016-06-19 [al Bawaba]
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]


Palestine

TUC Aid Gaza Plant Nursery Appeal Project Update 2016-06-24 [TUC]
Emad Khalil’s story as a Gazan worker in Israel 2016-06-24 [Mondoweiss]
PA announces the creation of 4000 short-term employment opportunites in Gaza 2016-05-23 [Ma'an]


Qatar

60% of Qatar’s population lives in ‘labour camps’ 2016-06-18 [Gulf Business]
11 Killed in Labour Camp Fire 2016-06-07 [ITUC]
Call for support to families of workers injured or killed in Qatar 2016-06-04 [BWI Global Union]


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

At least 60,000 dead in Syria’s prisons, says new report 2016-06-02 [Equal Times]
'Doctors waiting for death' - Syrian aid workers appeal for more protection 2016-05-31 [Reuters]
Refugee children from Syria forced into factory work in Turkey 2016-05-11 [CBS]


Tunisia

Democratic Success Has Not Lifted Its Economic Malaise 2016-06-18 [Huffington Post]
'Truth Panel' receives 65,000 human rights complaints from union members, Islamists, NGOs, party activists 2016-06-18 [Middle East Eye]
IFJ mourns the loss of leading trade-unionist Néjiba Hamrouni 2016-05-31 [IFJ]


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

6th journalist killed this year 2016-06-02 [IFJ]
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]
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