The employees at all United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) headquarters, in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, launched a strike on Monday, in a response to the systematic neglect of the international agency and its denial of the rights of refugees and staff.
The head of the UNRWA Employees Union, Sohail Al-Hindi, explained that the strike includes all UNRWA facilities, including education and health.
This time, according to Al Ray, the strike includes only Gaza City, and the cities in the northern¬†occupied West Bank (Jenin-Nablus-Tulkarem, etc.), while the events will extend to include all regions of under¬†UNRWA provision, in the event of failure to respond to demands, Al-Hindi added.
According to al-Hindi, the union has also demanded that UNRWA increase salaries to reflect the high cost of living, and to stop reducing services which the organization previously offered to Palestinian refugees.
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