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2017-10-19
Egypt - Dozens of employees at the General Company for Porcelain Products, a subsidiary of the Holding Company for Metallurgical Industries, organized a strike to protest the non-payment of the company’s profits. Workers threatened to continue their strike at the company's headquarters, also condemned the non-payment of cost of living allowances and the premium allowances.  The workers...
2017-10-19
 Tunisia - Private health care workers are going on a strike today due to the refusal Private Health Centers Chamber of the Tunisian Federation of Industry and Commerce's to sign the amendment in which approves the increase on health care workers’ salaries for 2016/2017. This unjustified refusal has deprived thousands of private health care workers of adjusting their purchasing power and...
2017-10-19
  Bahrain - The House of Representatives passed a bill that instructs to allocate 15% of the space of industrial areas to build accommodations for workers.
2017-10-18
Kuwait The Kuwait Human Rights Society (KHRS) called on the health ministry to reconsider its decision to hike health services fees for expatriates, as the society found that inability to pay the new charges has forced many expats to discontinue treatment.KHRS asked the ministry to avoid hitting expat pockets, and described Oct 1, the day the increase fees came into effect, as a day of tragedy....
2017-10-18
Yemen - The majority of schools in Sanaa and the provinces under the control of the Houthi militias witnessed a comprehensive strike for the second day in a row, one day after Houthi called for the start of the new school year. Teachers refused to end the strike until the payment of their dues and the implementation of what was agreed between the government and the teachers union. UNICEF...
2017-10-18
Egypt - Minister of Public Works Ashraf Al-Sharkawi announced the end of the workers' strike of Memphis Pharm, Chemical Ind, which lasted for four days, as work returned to work. Al-Sharqawi said that demands were met, explaining that the workers wanted to increase the annual bonus to six months instead of the three months. He added that the company is losing, shifting from a net profit of LE...
2017-10-17
Tunisia - The council of the General Union of Electricity and Gas affiliated to the General Union of Tunisian Workers decided to go on strike on 28 and 29 November. . The general secretary of the of the Union Abdul-Karim al-Jalasi said that the strike comes because of the lifting of subsidies on electricity and resolve social files in the company, as well as the failure to resolve the corruption...
2017-10-17
Egypt - - Dozens of Damietta hospitals cleaners protested in front of the governorate's general office on Tuesday to demand the meeting of Dr. Ismail Abdelhamid Taha, governor of Damietta, to solve their problem as they have not been paid their for 4 months. Health Directorate in Damietta contracted with a cleaning company to provide the hospitals of the province with cleaning workers, they said...
2017-10-16
Morocco - Around 900 workers from the Samair company decided to start a march from the headquarters of the refinery in the city of Muhammadiyah in the direction of the headquarters of the Commercial Court, to demand the reopen of the only oil refining unit in Morocco. The secretary-general of the National Union for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries affiliated to the Democratic Labour...
2017-10-16
  Jordan - The Jordanian Labour Watch affiliated to Phenix Centre for Economic and Informatics Studies  launched a campaign called My right is to work with dignity) aimed at raising awareness regarding labour rights in Jordan, which comes in a time the world celebrates the International Day for Decent Work. ‘My right is to work with dignity’ campaign was one of many major movements...

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