The panel on Palestinian workers and jobless battling for survival in East Jerusalem and Area C, will be held on Monday, June 1, at Notre Dame Hotel in Jerusalem, at 5 pm. At 6:30 pm, the Annual General Assembly of WAC-MAAN will be held, attended by representatives of affiliated committees and representatives of WAC-MAAN chapters.
WAC-MAAN convenes its sixteenth AGM on the theme of its expanding trade union activity in Israel, among art teachers and instructors, in helping Arab women get work where their rights are respected, in expanding its work to protect the rights of Palestinian workers and jobless in East Jerusalem, and in staunchly defending Palestinian workers in the settlements’ industrial zones (in Area C).
Prior to the AGM, the organization will hold a discussion focused on the socioeconomic reality facing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, workers and unemployed alike, in East Jerusalem and the settlement zones. The focus on this question is due to the economic and social repercussions of 48 years of Israeli occupation, and the moral necessity that those calling for social justice in Israel must stand in solidarity with Palestinian workers and jobless in East Jerusalem and “Area C,” which is under Israel’s control.
The speakers on the panel – public figures and WAC-MAAN workers’ representatives & local activists:
Judith Oppenheimer – Director of Ir Amim Association, Rania Saleh Abu Diab – WAC-MAAN activist in E. Jerusalem, Adv.Amir Basha – representing the workers of Zarfati Garage in the legal battle for the right to organize, Hatem Abu Ziadeh – head of the Zarfati Garage Workers Committee, Former MK (Meretz) Mossi Raz – Chair of the Peace Organizations Forum, Ahmad Shayeb – one of the three workers fired from the Yamit filtering plant in the Nitzanei Shalom Industrial Zone, Nir Hasson – a journalist of Ha’aretz, Abd el-Karim Sharif – leader of the Antiquities Authority excavators’ struggle, Assaf Adiv – WAC-MAAN’s Director
Moderator: Erez Wagner – WAC-MAAN Jerusalem chapter manager
WAC-MAAN’s Annual General Meeting:
At 6:30pm, WAC-MAAN will hold the annual meeting of its representatives to discuss and approve its action plan and budget and to discuss the Director’s, Treasurer’s, and Auditors’ reports. Representatives of workers committees affiliated to WAC-MAAN and delegates from chapters are invited based on the representation index in the association’s bylaws.
Further information: Roni Ben Efrat 050-4330-038