[:en] Music & workers: Workers and artists organized with WAC-MAAN celebrate May Day[:]

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Join us to mark the groundbreaking collective agreement for music teachers at Rosh Ha’ayin Music Center

We are all equal, we are all with WAC-Maan

Saturday April 30, at 4 p.m.

Beit Hayotzer, Tel Aviv Port, Hanger 22

Program to include talks and music from workers and artists

Speakers:

Orit Guri – Rosh Ha’ayin Music Center; Hatem Abu Ziyadeh – Zarfati Garage, Mishor Adumim; Yoni Niv – Musrara School of Art; Moza Ghanem, WAC’s Women and Work project; Shaadi Hamud – The Coalition against Construction Site Accidents; Assaf Adiv – WAC-Maan Secretary General

Artists:

Kobi Hagoel – Drums of the Near East; Yosi Mar Haim and Yotam Cohen – Voice and Piano; Alon Harari – Songs; Muhammad Musa Khalaf – Violin; Orit Guri – Flute; Jess Koren – Saxophone; Avihai Yaacobian – Piano

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This year, our May Day celebration is focused on the groundbreaking collective agreement we reached together with the fantastic teachers of the Rosh Ha’ayin Music Center. The agreement paves the way for thousands of other teachers who are currently working in precarious employment frameworks without any job security.

The celebration also marks an important milestone in the Palestinian workers’ struggle at Zarfati garage, following the landmark decision from the National Labor Court. In this decision, the court ruled that the workers’ committee chair, Hatem Abu Ziadeh must be reinstated after his employers attempted to fire him on false security-related pretenses.

There have been some important developments in the truckers’ struggle at Movilei Dror which must be noted on this day, particularly a court ruling confirming WAC-Maan’s status as the representative organization and the victory over the management’s attempts to set up an internal workers’ committee under the employer’s patronage.

Moreover, WAC-MAAN is an active partner in the Coalition against Construction Site Accidents, which has been campaigning in recent months for the safety and dignity of construction workers.

WAC-Maan’s office in East Jerusalem has a unique project for assisting and guiding jobseekers and others who have been subject to consistent discrimination and had their basic rights violated by the Employment Bureau and employers.

In Baqa al-Gharabiyeh, WAC-Maan activists run a campaign among local women for raising the status of women in Arab society, including integration in the workforce and equality.

The Independent Trade Union Center WAC-MAAN works 24\7 towards creating a new reality of solidarity among workers, undivided by borders and free of discrimination. Join us in celebrating May 1 at Beit Hayotzer, Tel Aviv Port, on Saturday April 30.

Translation – Yonatan Preminger[:]

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