The General Union of Workers in the service sector held its General Conference, with the participation of representatives of (local) trade unions from Ramallah, Bethlehem, Jenin, Salfit, and Tulkarem.
Union leader president Mohammad Jawabreh reviewed the reality of trade union action and workers in Palestine, stressing the need to
– ensure freedom of trade union work and work on completing the organization of law guarantees freedom of trade union action
– completion of the social security system
– intensify the effort to address the issues of workers in all sectors and to ensure a free and dignified life which enhances their steadfastness and their contribution to achieving the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to freedom and independence.
The conference discussed the administrative and financial reports for the previous period and approved the election of a new administrative body of the Union:
Mohammed Jawabreh, president
Rashad Karajah, vice president
Ammar Hammad, treasurer
Wafa Nassif, Security Fund
Ashraf Hamamrah, Khalil Mustafa, Nariman Bjawi and Inas Mashni as members of the administrative board
No liberation without a strong and organized working class – and no liberation without a strong women´s liberation movement
the basis of building democracy
the basis of liberation
From Stop the Wall webpage on the International Women´s Struggle Day. http://stopthewall.org/2015/03/08/working-class-and-women-justice-and-liberation
We have conducted the second training course for the first level
”Building the Capacity of 20 male/female participants in Food and agriculture industries union workers” by 36 training hours.
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In Palestine there are few independent trade unions. Most of them are tied to parties, organizations and the Palestinian authorities. As a reaction to this and to have an active and democratic trade union The Palestinian New Federation of Trade Unions, or New Unions in short, was established in 2013.
New Unions is a part of the grassroots and popular organizations network to strengthen the resistance of the population and to confront the Israeli occupation, the colonization through settlements, and their implications. You can read more about it if you open the presentation LDC brochure3 (1) (1)
For Resistance, Dignity, and a Better Life
Trade Unions are an important part of the civil resistance against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and international solidarity is a crucial part of it.
An independent confederation
This is exactly the task the independent Palestine New Federation of Trade Unions, or New Unions in short, has set for themselves.
They are working hard to organize, and their numbers and unions are constantly growing. With the growth the need for training and capacity building grows correspondingly.
We hope that you will participate in the television co-program; which will include Asif Saeed, the assistant of the Ministry of Labour, the new Confederation of Palestinian Trade Unions, and the private sector represented by Mrs. Hassan al-Qaisi, head of the Chamber of Commerce, at 7 Pm on Wednesday, 30/04/2014 in the Moon Light hall, sixth floor- Al Ashkar Building. This program will be about the reality of Palestinian workers in facilities in the first of May