ASIA/HOLY LAND - Christian School workers take to the streets to demand the reform of the Palestinian social security system

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 work  


Ramallah (Agenzia Fides) - Even Christian school workers participated in the demonstration in which thousands of Palestinians called for a new social security reform and expressed their disagreement with the decree law that currently governs the social security and pension system in Palestine. The sit-in, organized by different unions, was held yesterday in front of the council of ministers, in Ramallah. The protesters demand new representation in negotiations also for the 350 thousand workers in the private sector, and the establishment of a minimum unemployment benefit in favor of 400 thousand unemployed.
The social security system at the moment does not safeguard the unemployed, housewives and the most elderly. The delegation of Christian school workers who took to the streets - refer Arab sources such as the agency - was accompanied by representatives of the Secretariat of the Christian educational institutions in Palestine, and by Father Faisal Hjiazin, director of the Latin Patriarchate schools of Jerusalem in Israel and Palestine. (GV) (Agenzia Fides 20/04/2016)