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Labour news from the Middle East


Algeria

Pacific Breeze crew paid and repatriated  2017-04-19 [ITF]
IndustriALL condemns arrests of trade unionists 2017-04-04 [IAMAW]
Algerian energy union calls national strike 2017-04-04 [IndustriALL]


Bahrain

البحرين:اكثر من نصف مليون العمالة الأجنبية 2017-02-08 [Lmra]
V K Singh discusses labour issue in Bahrain 2017-02-05 [Business Standard]
Worker from India dies in Bahrain during pay protest 2017-02-05 [The Hindu]


Egypt

Relentless assault on rights of workers and trade unionists 2017-04-30 [AI]
Resilient and Evolving Social Activism 2017-04-27 [Carnegie Endowment ]
Finance Ministry to add 10% social allowance to workers' salaries from May 2017-04-27 [Egypt Independent ]


Iran

Political Prisoners Issue Statement on Workers’ Rights 2017-04-27 [The Media Express]
Teachers hold nationwide demonstrations ActNOW! 2017-03-19 [Iran News Update]
Teachers protest poverty and imprisonment ActNOW! 2017-03-19 [Iran Focus]


Iraq

Union organizes Shell workers 2017-04-23 [IndustriALL]
Kurdish woman reporter killed by bomb blast in Mosul 2017-03-01 [IFJ]
Women dealing with worsening harassment in the workplace 2017-02-05 [Al-Monitor]


Israel

Nationwide strike averted, but new petition filed 2017-04-26 [Jerusalem Post]
Prison or exile? The stark choice facing African migrants in Israel 2017-04-25 [Equal Times]
Strike called off after union, treasury reach deal on broadcaster 2017-04-25 [The Times]


Jordan

Jordan vows 'immediate deportation' of illegal foreign workers 2017-04-17 [Zawya]
Labour protests rise by 22% in 2016 — report 2017-04-10 [jordantimes]
Migrant domestic workers in Jordan run the gauntlet between abuse and jail 2017-04-04 [Guardian ]


Kuwait

Kuwait Labor Law: Lawmakers mull 35-day annual leave 2017-04-10 [zawya]
Maid: My Kuwaiti employer was trying to kill me 2017-04-08 [Middle East Eye]
Ministry workers protest allowance suspension 2017-04-05 [The Times]


Lebanon

Migrant Domestic Workers With Children Deported 2017-04-25 [Human Rights Watch]
Positive spirit' absent as Lebanese protesters force PM into retreat 2017-03-26 [Albawaba]
Hundreds protest Lebanese parliament's proposed tax hikes 2017-03-26 [Reuters]


Libya

Billions paid for government employees illegally 2017-03-29 [Libya Observer]
EU to pay Libya to keep refugees out of Europe 2017-02-04 [ETUC]
Airport workers strikes after pay delayed by months 2016-12-04 [The Observer]


Middle East

Oil and gas union network in Middle East and North Africa grows in strength 2017-04-25 [IndustriALL]
Journalists unions launch new drive to establish media freedom mechanism 2017-04-08 [IFJ]
The Arab world needs to admit: It's racist 2017-04-08 [Middle East Eye]


Morocco

Rosalie, Domestic Worker from DRC, Champions Migrant Worker Rights in Morocco 2017-04-14 [Solidarity Center]
Union urges strike for wage hike, pension revision 2017-04-09 [Xinhua]
Government must consider workers in oil refinery sale 2017-03-29 [IndustriALL]


Oman

LLabour Law violators held in Oman 2017-04-18 [timesofoman]
MMore than 500 arrested for violating Labour Law 2017-04-10 [timesofoman]
Illegal workers arrested and deported 2017-04-09 [Times of Oman]


Palestine

May Day: Palestinian Trade Unions Call for Intensifying BDS 2017-04-30 [IMEMC]
13 Palestinian journalists injured while attempting to cover Jerusalem sit-in 2017-04-30 [Ma'an News Agency]
UNRWA’s Gaza union head, accused of Hamas ties, no longer employed by agency 2017-04-24 [Times of Israel]


Qatar

Struggle to reform labour laws 2017-04-13 [The Cairo Review]
Dar Al Sharq labour conference on May 1 2017-04-10 [thepeninsulaqatar]
World Cup organisers welcome auditor report on worker conditions 2017-04-09 [PTI]


Saudi Arabia

Saudi labor market has structural problems, says minister 2017-04-20 [Zawya]
1 million expats expected to leave Saudi Arabia under amnesty plan 2017-04-18 [Arabnews]
Saudi Labor Ministry to set up new councils to nationalize jobs 2017-03-25 [Arabnews]


Syria

The Syrian refugee crisis is promoting a surge in privatisation 2017-04-19 [Education International (EI)]
ITUC Condemns Barbaric Nerve Gas Attack 2017-04-05 [ITUC]
Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes': report 2017-03-15 [NST]


Tunisia

Sick Tunisia: Austerity and vested interests destroying health services 2017-04-13 [Middle East Eye]
Nobel peace prize winner Abassi endorses UNI Declaration against Slavery 2017-03-29 [UNI Global Union ]
Comparative study on criteria for union representation 2017-03-25 [TAP]


United Arab Emirates

Study: Migrant workers exploited en route to Arab Gulf 2017-04-11 [AP]
UAE to further develop local legislative systems to secure workers' rights 2017-04-05 [zawya]
Temporary People 2017-03-26 [The Economist]


Yemen

Labor Court 2017-04-11 [reoorting and as uonion active]
illeagal termination 2017-04-10 [report]
Guards' pay dispute with Total, G4S evokes Yemen's economic misery 2017-04-03 [Nikkei Asian Review ]
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