Palestine: Decision to raise the minimum wage for all workers in public and private sectors

Shaher Saad, the Secretary-General of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU), said that the first national conference of social dialogue held in February 2021 with private sector institutions and the Ministry of Labour has been concluded with raising the minimum wage for all male and female workers in public and private sectors from 1450 to 1880 shekels.

Morocco: The Democratic Confederation of Labour urges the Prime Minister to open a tripartite social dialogue

The Secretary-General of the Democratic Confederation of Labour (CDT), Abdelkader Al-Zayer, asked Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch to urgently have a tripartite social dialogue, to institutionalize dialogue, negotiate issues of the working class, and address social conflicts, and study the repercussions of the pandemic on the conditions of working people.

Greece: Sarah Mardini faces 25 years of prison for human trafficking

Sarah Mardini and 23 volunteers who participated in helping refugees reach Lesbos in Greece have been accused of human trafficking, money laundering, and fraud. They have been classified as a criminal organization according to a report submitted to the court. Sarah Medini’s trial will be on November 18, in Lesbos. She may be punished with more than 25 years of prison.

Egypt: Calls to review the Domestic Workers Convention – C189

In light of human rights activism and pressure since 2016 on Egyptian authorities to put an end to migrating domestic workers, a group of human rights and civil society organizations started an initiative entitled “Towards a safe work environment for women” in 2018. The initiative took place due to the absence of a unified labour law that protects the rights of domestic workers in Egypt from violations. The precedent initiatives mainly address employers abroad instead of female workers in the country and their rights.