RAMALLAH, November 9 (JMCC) - Union representatives and officials from the Palestinian refugee agency will meet Tuesday to try to end a strike that has brought refugee services to a grinding halt.
The agency-wide strike has affected schools, garbage collection and food distribution for Palestinians across the West Bank
and Gaza Strip
The union claim overwhelming support behind strike action, across the 18 refugee camps in the West Bank. Talks are on-going between them and UNRWA officials in a bid to solve the deepening crisis.Read
Minister for Labour, Mohammed Majdalani claims an agreement was reached in principle on Thursday, only for West Bank director Barbara Shenstone to fail to “keep her promise”.
Shenstone has called the strike irrational, dismissing it as a “one-issue strike”. It is the second strike in six months, with the first ending acrimoniously over UNRWA’s refusal to pay the strikers for the days they missed.
Fresh talks are scheduled for Tuesday. Hussein is optimistic of a resolution being reached. “It is not a challenge from us to them. We are on the same side; we all want to serve refugees. If they can value us we would like to be at work tomorrow.”
the story at Palestine Monitor...