Tensions rise between UNWRA and its Gaza employees

Employees at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency [UNWRA] in Gaza have stage a sit-in outside the Agency’s main headquarters where they raised banners and placards demanding dignity for employees and a reversal of the decision made to suspend Staff Union President, Suhail al-Hindi.

UNWRA decided to suspend al-Hindi for three months without pay on account of his trade union activities and has also given him a final warning.

In protest against the decision, the Union of Arab Employees at UNWRA announced that staff across all Agency schools would suspend work for two hours.

Staff participating in the sit-in stressed their right to express their connection and belonging to the Palestinian cause and to their homeland.

(gazatvnews.com / 12.09.2011)

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