Palestinians on strike at Ta’aman stand in Solidarity with the striking Kellogg’s workers for a fair contract

On Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the gate of the factory in Mishor Adumim, the Ta’aman workers told the world that their struggle stands together with the struggle of Kellogg’s workers in the US. They raised the banner: “Palestinians on strike at Ta’aman stand in Solidarity with the striking Kellogg’s workers for a fair contract.”

This meeting with MAAN organizer Yoav Gal Tamir was the first since the end of the strike. The atmosphere was one of strong commitment, with workers conveying their confidence in their path and noting that no one has been punished since the strike. They drew attention to the fact that with MAAN’s support, a problem with entry permits for thirteen of them has been solved. This problem concerned the lack of coordination between the Palestinian Health Ministry and the Israeli Civil Administration concerning Covid vaccinations (which the thirteen have had). In this effort MAAN was assisted by LEAP, an initiative of lawyers who oppose the arbitrary prevention of permits.

Gal Tamir read Arabic translations of solidarity statements from UNISON General Secretary Christina McAnea, from the FNV in the Netherlands, and from the Basque union ELA. The UNISON statement read “On behalf of UNISON’s 1.3 million members working in public services in the UK, we send our solidarity… MAAN is a powerful voice for Palestinian workers and we are proud to have supported your union’s excellent work…for over a decade.”

The workers vowed to continue their struggle until the company recognizes the union and accepts their demands for a pension scheme and a wage scale linked to seniority and professional skills.



Fighting for peace and cooperation between Palestinian and Israeli workers in times of war

Following is a talk by Yoav Gal Tamir that was given to the Global Labour Institute School under the headline “Young Union Leaders Imagining International Trade Unionism”. The GLI gathering of 100 activists took place at the end of November near Paris. MAAN’s representative Yoav Gal Tamir talked about the union’s role today, after the October Massacre by Hamas and Israel’s retaliation. Tamir also emphasized MAAN’s unique role as a union that works in Israel, defends and organizes both Israeli and Palestinian workers.

The East Jerusalem Project

Solidarity across borders: residents of East and West Jerusalem work together in crisis and build the foundations of a common future

Jerusalem after October 7 is a city marked by suspicion and fear. The city economy has been hit hard, and many in both the Jewish and Palestinian communities prefer to avoid public spaces. In the immediate days after the war began, checkpoints around the city have been shut, cutting off the Palestinians living in the outskirts of the city. That would be around one third of the city’s residents who are left in a dire economic situation. Amidst this, dozens of organizations – both Jewish and Palestinian – begun working to provide relief. MAAN Workers Association (MAAN) joined the Jerusalem’s civilian Emergency Center, especially the branch set up for the East Jerusalem residents. Together, these organizations in both sides of the city create an enclave of sanity, bringing hope in solidarity.


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

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