Saturday, February 14, 2009

UNRWA employees in the West Bank on strike

Today, employees of UNRWA in the West Bank went on strike. A second strike is planned for February 26. The UNRWA employees have put forth three demands;
- Clarification on the status of the retirement savings plan instituted by UNRWA (a deficit in the find was announced earlier this year)
- A salary adjustment taking into account the rising cost of living
- A just agreement on the two-day weekend proposal that does not include a cut in salaries.

UNRWA has 4,500 employees in the West Bank. Source: Maan News Agency

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