May 1st event in Jerusalem

[:en]WAC -MAAN honors the Palestinian workers of the Zarfati Garage in the West Bank
on achieving a precedent-making collective agreement
Thursday, April 27 at 17.00
Mazia House, Mesilat Yesharim 18, Jerusalem
Hatem Abu Ziadeh – Chairperson of the Zarfati workers
Kiki Hos – Workers Committee of Musrara College, Jerusalem
Wafa Tiara – Manager of the Women’s Employment Project in the Triangle
Galia Uri – Wings Workers Committee (a branch of WAC-MAAN)
Ala Khatib – Manager of Kav LaOved, on the struggle against job accidents
A representative of the law clinics at the Hebrew University, working with WAC-MAAN in the struggle for workers and jobless in Jerusalem
Ranya Saleh – WAC field worker in East Jerusalem, on the struggle of workers and jobless there
Amir Basha, WAC labor attorney
Assaf Adiv – Executive Manager of WAC-MAAN
Yotam Cohen, singer, with Yossi Mar-Haim on piano
Ziad al Ayoubi – singing and oud
Kobi Hagoel and Orit Guri (of the Rosh Ha’ayn Workers Committee) – flute and drums
Guy Elhanan – a Play writer and director
Hanan Manadra Zu’abi – WAC -MAAN Chairwoman[:]


The East Jerusalem Project

Severe employment crisis in East Jerusalem ahead of Ramadan

On the eve of Ramadan, Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem are facing an economic and social crisis exacerbated by a 7.6 per cent increase in unemployment since the outbreak of the war. Despite the crisis, the government is severely undermining its own five-year plan for East Jerusalem. MAAN Workers Association (hence MAAN) calls on the mayor and the incoming city council to secure budgets to reduce socio-economic gaps in the city.

Palestinian Workers

MAAN and Kav Laoved write to Immigration and Population Authority and demand to reserve a place in the quota for Palestinian workers with a permit who resigned/fired during the “Iron Swords” war

The two workers’ rights groups wrote on Feb. 13 to Mr. Moshe Nakash the head of the Immigration and Population Authority and demanded that special measures will be taken to alleviate the suffering of Palestinian workers and also to enable Israeli employers to overcome the crisis and keep their experienced workers.

Palestinian Workers

The War in Gaza Brings Severe Poverty and Despair to the West Bank

Journalist Hagar Sheizaf of Haaretz collaborated with MAAN to give a compelling presentation on the dire situation of Palestinian workers out of work for four months due to the war. Sheizaf quotes Assaf Adiv, MAAN’s Executive Director and also workers affiliated with MAAN who worked in Israel for dozens of years. These workers bare no responsibility for the October 7 terrorist attack, yet they pay the price. All of them demand to go back to their work places in Israel for the benefit of all.


אנא כתבו את שמכם המלא, טלפון ותיאור קצר של נושא הפנייה, ונציג\ה של מען יחזרו אליכם בהקדם האפשרי.

رجاءً اكتبوا اسمكم الكامل، الهاتف، ووصف قصير حول موضوع توجهكم، ومندوب عن نقابة معًا سيعاود الاتصال بكم لاحقًا

As an organization committed to the rights of workers without distinction of religion, race, nationality, gender, or profession - democracy is our essence. We strongly oppose the authoritarian laws that the extreme government of Netanyahu, Lapid, Bennett, and Smotrich is attempting to impose.

Without democracy, there are no workers' rights, just as a workers' organization cannot exist under dictatorship.

only a victory of the democratic camp will enable a discussion on the Palestinian issue and lead to an alternative solution to occupation and apartheid while ensuring human rights and citizenship for all, Israelis and Palestinians alike. As long as the apartheid regime persists, the democratic camp will not succeed in defeating Israeli extremists. Therefore, we work to involve the Arab and Palestinian society in the protest.

We invite you:

To march with us in protests and to build an alternative, democratic, Jewish-Arab professional union in Israel. Join our quiet WhatsApp group today, "Marching with us in protest."

To join MAAN and unite workers in your workplace. Read here how to join the organization.

To follow MAAN's work on social networks.

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