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collective agreement Archive
WAC-MAAN signs a groundbreaking collective agreement for Palestinians at Mishor Adumim’s Zarfati garagePosted on February 19, 2017 | No Comments
For years, Palestinians toiling in the industrial zones of West Bank settlements have been subject to exploitation and denial of their rights. A collective agreement signed on February 14, 2017 proves that another way is possible. In this precedential step, the Zarfati Garage signed a collective agreement with WAC-MAAN which covers all 75 workers at the plant and compensates the Palestinians among them for the previous period, when their rights had been denied.
Road haulage company, Movilei Dror, recognises WAC-MAAN workers union as the legitimate representative of its lorry drivers. Negotiations between the two sides will commence Sep 17thPosted on September 14, 2015 | No Comments
WAC MAAN director Assaf Adiv: We are entering a negotiation process with the management, and we are doing this with a positive attitude. We believe we can reach a collective agreement that will secure drivers’ rights and compensate them for past wrongs. Having said that, should it become clear that the management remains unmoved by the drivers’ demands, we will not hesitate to re-establish a workplace dispute and consider strike action.
WAC Maan has signed 2 collective agreements with the Musrara School of Art and the School of Visual TheatrePosted on February 20, 2013 | No Comments
Two years after having signed a first collective agreement, on 13 February 2013 Maan signed a second collective agreement with the management of the Musrara School of Art, which employs 70 teachers. Maan signed a first collective agreement with the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem, which employs 25 teachers, in October 2012. In parallel, 180 teachers and technical team personnel from the Minshar School of Art in Tel Aviv formed an association and elected a committee. Negotiations have been taking place over the past two months with Minshar's management.
Posted on September 14, 2011 | No Comments
After a strike lasting almost three months, Salit Quarries has ceased operations. The Jerusalem Regional Court has appointed a trustee to manage the quarry for the time being. The quarry owners, who tried to break the strike by every possible means and compel them to continue their work under humiliating conditions, declared that they are facing bankruptcy. The workers, and the Workers Advice Center (WAC-Maan) which represented them, see the end of this stage of the hard struggle in a positive light, and are preparing for the next stage: the struggle to protect the workers’ rights, whether by compensation for dismissal or by employment with the potential new owners. During the period of the strike, WAC-Maan managed to raise a strike fund which granted each worker NIS 1,850.
Posted on June 30, 2011 | No CommentsIsraeli employers, Palestinian workers and an Arab-Jewish union: Workers at Salit Quarries demand basic, fair employment terms, but the quarry management says their claims are childish. The first organized labor dispute in the West Bank is coming to a head – is this ideological adventurism or a revolutionary precedent?
Posted on June 19, 2011 | No CommentsOn June 16, 35 Palestinian workers at Salit Quarries in Mishor Adumim (a settlement area east of Jerusalem) began a general strike. The workers, organized with the independent Union WAC-Ma'an, are demanding an end to exploitation and humiliation, and insist on signing a first collective agreement. The strike began after the workers and the union approved a draft agreement, while the management tried to take advantage of the opposition of a small number of more privileged workers in order to break the union and avoid the agreement. WAC and the workers demand that the agreement be signed immediately. If the agreement is not signed, the strike will continue.