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  • <p>Wafa Tiara works for CAFOD partner in Tel Aviv, Workers Advice Centre Ma’an, which supports unorganised workers regardless of ethnicity or religion.</p>

    Wafa Tiara in Tel Aviv: ‘Don’t worry! You will change!’

    Wafa Tiara works for CAFOD partner in Tel Aviv, Workers Advice Centre Ma’an, which supports unorganised workers regardless of ethnicity or religion.

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  • <p>A WAC-MAAN delegation visited the UK last November at the invitation of the British Fire Brigade Union (FBU). WAC-MAAN leaders, Assaf Adiv and Waffa Tyara, joined 65 FBU activists in a seminar held in the city of Sheffield in the north of England.</p>

    WAC-MAAN delegation strengthens cooperation with UK trade unions

    A WAC-MAAN delegation visited the UK last November at the invitation of the British Fire Brigade Union (FBU). WAC-MAAN leaders, Assaf Adiv and Waffa Tyara, joined 65 FBU activists in a seminar held in the city of Sheffield in the north of England.

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  • Representatives of the independent union WAC-Ma’an took part in an international trade union conference in Istanbul in November, initiated by the LabourStart website and hosted by Turkish unions. Participants included some 100 representatives from 30 countries, among them European states, Australia, North America, Africa and Iran. However the most notable delegates came from the Arab states including the those who experienced firsthand the recent revolutions: Egypt and Tunisia. The conference concentrated primarily on the issue of the international workers’ movement and the Arab Spring.

    WAC Maan representatives at LaborStart international conference in Istanbul

    Representatives of the independent union WAC-Ma’an took part in an international trade union conference in Istanbul in November, initiated by the LabourStart website and hosted by Turkish unions. Participants included some 100 representatives from 30 countries, among them European states, Australia, North America, Africa and Iran. However the most notable delegates came from the Arab states including the those who experienced firsthand the recent revolutions: Egypt and Tunisia. The conference concentrated primarily on the issue of the international workers’ movement and the Arab Spring.

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  • <p>The Board of FNV Bondgenoten the Netherlands has decided to support the Workers Advice Center in the Salit workers strike, with 2000 EURO.</p>

    FNV letter of solidarity

    The Board of FNV Bondgenoten the Netherlands has decided to support the Workers Advice Center in the Salit workers strike, with 2000 EURO.

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  • intolerable working conditions, including the lack of facilities such as a dining room, washrooms or water cooler as well as the lack of health and safety protections, pay slips or pension insurance.

    UE Protest Letter to Salit Quarry

    intolerable working conditions, including the lack of facilities such as a dining room, washrooms or water cooler as well as the lack of health and safety protections, pay slips or pension insurance.

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  • <p>LaborStart of Canada sponsored the visit of Roni Ben Efrat, International Coordinator of the newly recognized union WAC-MA'AN, from May 15-20, 2011. WAC-MAAN is active among Jews and Arabs in Israel as well as East Jerusalem. Ben Efrat's aim was to create new links with major unions in Canada.</p>

    WAC-MAAN Representative in Canada

    LaborStart of Canada sponsored the visit of Roni Ben Efrat, International Coordinator of the newly recognized union WAC-MA'AN, from May 15-20, 2011. WAC-MAAN is active among Jews and Arabs in Israel as well as East Jerusalem. Ben Efrat's aim was to create new links with major unions in Canada.

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  • <p>The Canadian Union of Postal Workers just had our legal strike ended by back to work legislation imposed by the Canadian Government. During the period of our strike and lockout we were overwhelmed by messages of support and solidarity from around the globe. This reinforced our belief about the need for international solidarity.</p>

    CUPW Solidarity Letter

    The Canadian Union of Postal Workers just had our legal strike ended by back to work legislation imposed by the Canadian Government. During the period of our strike and lockout we were overwhelmed by messages of support and solidarity from around the globe. This reinforced our belief about the need for international solidarity.

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  • <p>The two independent trade unions in Israel - WAC-MAAN and Power to The Workers  - will hold a solidarity demonstration in Tel Aviv to support the Egyptian workers and people struggle on February 8</p>

    Trade unions in Israel stand in Solidarity with the Egyptian popular revolution

    The two independent trade unions in Israel - WAC-MAAN and Power to The Workers - will hold a solidarity demonstration in Tel Aviv to support the Egyptian workers and people struggle on February 8

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  • WAC-MAAN representatives have recently conducted high level meetings with trade unions in the U.S. and Holland. WAC-MAAN, a relatively new trade union, makes continuous efforts to broaden its international ties and to learn from the experience of the global workers’ movement. The visits were a part of this effort. In September, a WAC-MAAN delegation met with the leadership of United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers union (UE) in its central office in Pittsburgh, U.S.A. The UE, an independent union with left-wing views was represented by union president John Hovis, Treasurer Bruce Klipple, Director of international affairs Robin Alexander, Steve Tormey, secretary responsible for General Electric workers and also Bob Kingsley, Joseph Cohen and Salia Warren.

    Discussions between WAC-MAAN representatives and trade unions in the U.S. and Holland

    WAC-MAAN representatives have recently conducted high level meetings with trade unions in the U.S. and Holland. WAC-MAAN, a relatively new trade union, makes continuous efforts to broaden its international ties and to learn from the experience of the global workers’ movement. The visits were a part of this effort. In September, a WAC-MAAN delegation met with the leadership of United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers union (UE) in its central office in Pittsburgh, U.S.A. The UE, an independent union with left-wing views was represented by union president John Hovis, Treasurer Bruce Klipple, Director of international affairs Robin Alexander, Steve Tormey, secretary responsible for General Electric workers and also Bob Kingsley, Joseph Cohen and Salia Warren.

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