DWRC completed two legal clinics about working women’s rights in the Palestinian labor law
The Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center completed two legal clinics, one in Tubas Charitable Society and the other in the Association of Women Committees for social work. These clinics were part of a series of activities organized by DWRC about working women’s rights in the Palestinian labor law in 19/10/2016.
The legal clinics were attended by 32 women from different sectors including; kindergarten workers, workers in municipalities, workers from NGOs and cooperative associations, leaders, university students, graduates, trainers, and nurses working in private hospitals.
The legal clinics addressed working women’s rights including; annual vacations, sick leave, maternity leave, religious holidays, extra working hours, work injuries, end of service reward, and provisions of women’s employment.
Participants participated actively during the legal clinics, by opening up a discussion about the topics discussed. At the end of the legal clinics participants set few recommendations; they pointed out the importance of forming day care centers inside workplaces, and notifying labor inspectors about the violations against women in working places especially the failure in applying the minimum wage in many sectors, like sewing sectors and kindergartens. Participants also recommended an increase of awareness meetings and legal clinics about the Palestinian labor law, due to their lack of information about labor rights.
DWRC will continue coordinating with Tubas Charitable Society and Association of Women Committees for social work, to increase awareness among working women by providing legal consultations and adopting complaints.