Wednesday, May 18, 2011

UNRWA strike closes Gaza schools, clinics

A violation of Gazans' human rights?

Palestinians working for the UN refugee agency in Gaza announced a comprehensive strike for Wednesday, over the dismissal of three employees union officials say were wrongfully let go.

The strike will last all day Wednesday through Thursday, and see all of UNRWA's unessential services, like schools, clinics, and administration offices close. Nearly 11,500 workers will walk out of their jobs, effecting 238 schools and 25 clinics.
There are numerous similar UNRWA strikes every year in various areas.

It is heartwarming to see how dedicated UNRWA workers are to their jobs.