18 thoughts on “Big protests in Israel

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  2. Administrator on July 29, 2011 at 11:04 am said:

    Workers strike Egypt ceramics producer Lecico

    Workers at ceramics maker Lecico in Khorshid in Alexandria, Egypt, began a strike Tuesday leading to a halting of production. Strike action occurred at the firms’ sanitary ware and tile factories.

    These plants manufacture 30 percent of Lecico’s sanitary ware and 74 percent of its tile production.

    The workers at Lecico were among the many who struck during the mass protests that led to the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak.



  3. Administrator on July 29, 2011 at 11:06 am said:

    Textile workers in al Kut, Iraq, hold a one day protest

    On Monday hundreds of textile workers in the southern Iraq city of al Kut staged a one day protest in pursuit of better, safer working conditions. They are employed at the al Kut National Textile Company and are also demanding the removal of the firms’ company director.

    The protest was held outside the local provincial council and also drew attention to health problems being suffered by some of the workers. According to a General Federation of Iraqi Workers report there are some 75 cases of kidney illness from pollution caused by waste left by cotton. Staff are also calling for the payment of dangerous work allowances.


    Strike continues at Abu Dhabi Reem Island building site over unpaid wages

    More than 400 construction workers in Abu Dhabi employed at the Reem Island building site began a strike last week after not being paid for nearly three months. The workers are employed in the construction of the residential and commercial Tameer Towers project.

    The building contractor Al Rajhi Projects sacked around 30 workers last week according to a Ministry of Labour official. An article in the National reported that on Wednesday, “the workers on the Tameer Towers project received salaries owed for the month of May but did not return to work on Thursday as the developer had expected”. It added that last month’s wages would be paid this week.

    A labourer cited in the National article claimed that more workers had been fired. He said, “No one has come back to work. They are on strike until they are paid, but 50 staff—engineers, foremen—were terminated after the strike”.

    The report added, “The Ministry of Labour said workers who did not receive their pay for more than 60 days were entitled to transfer to another establishment without permission from their employer, but some workers last week said they could not leave because Al Rajhi had their passports”. The ministry said that sacking workers following a strike was not illegal “depending on the workers’ contract”.



  4. Administrator on July 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm said:


    Netanyahu promised
    The young people,
    Who are demonstrating
    In their tens of thousands,
    “Affordable housing”.
    They don’t believe a word.

    And why should they?
    Where was the truth
    In all his announcements –
    From “evacuating outposts”
    To “Two States”?

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