[:en]WAC MAAN signed a Collective Agreement with a leading human rights NGO “Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)”[:]

[:en]On Nov 16, the Workers Advice Center (WAC-MAAN) signed a collective agreement with the NGO Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which employs 30 people.
The agreement includes a number of precedents:
A mechanism making worker participation in policy-related decisions compulsory; a mechanism for reducing wage inequalities which ensures that within a few years, wages among all the organization’s employees will be equal, and a reduction of the working week to 40 hours.
The agreement also includes an improvement to employment terms: an annual 3% wage increase (that will be calculated in proportional way to allow the reduction of wage inequalities), more holiday days, benefits for parents with children under the age of 9 and for workers who are also responsible for family members in need of nursing, and more.
PHR is one of Israel’s most prominent human rights organizations. It cares for all those whose access to the Israeli health services is blocked, including Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, refugees, migrant laborers and many others.
“We were happy to discover that a commitment to a humanistic agenda and solidarity continues to exist even regarding the NGO’s relationship with its employees,” said WAC-MAAN director Assaf Adiv. “The agreements anchored within this collective agreement show that the NGO sees its workers as partners, and not just in theory. The workers showed no less solidarity when the more senior staff and those who had been there longer agreed to give up wage increases for the sake of improving the wages of new employees and for the principle of reducing wage inequalities.”
“Thanks to patience, perseverance and cooperation between the partners to the agreement, we have reached a successful conclusion based on the principles formulated by the workers,” the workers’ committee noted. “The agreement will improve the employment terms of PHR workers and the organizational culture, and help realize the organization’s vision.”

Translation: Yonatan Preminger[:]



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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

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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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