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Palestine, worker rights, agricultural workers, Solidarity Center

The Solidarity Center in Palestine supports training and advocacy aimed at creating decent jobs for workers. Credit: Solidarity Center/Abed Zaqout

 

In Palestine, where trade unions are among the most significant institutions of civil society not directly tied to any political party, the Solidarity Center works with the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) in its advocacy for sustainable job creation and labor law enforcement, and its efforts to improve the lives of working people and create a more equitable society.

Solidarity Center initiatives help the PGFTU build national unions, organize workers into trade unions, train newly elected union officers and advocate for national policies aimed at creating decent jobs.

Media Contact

Kate Conradt
Communications Director
(+1) 202-974 -8369

 

Media Contact

Kate Conradt
Communications Director
(+1) 202-974 -8369

 

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Palestine Workers Find Strength in their Union

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COVID-19: Unions Mobilize Across Middle East/N. Africa

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New Photo Essay: Gaza Agricultural Worker Etaf

New Photo Essay: Gaza Agricultural Worker Etaf

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