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No pay leads PA employees in Gaza to strike

Palestinian Authority (PA) employees demonstrated in Gaza City against a PA decision to impose drastic salary cuts for its Gaza-based employees, on 8th April 2017. [Images and video by Mohammad Asad]

Palestinian Authority staff working at Gaza’s three border crossings, Kerem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom), Rafah and the Beit Hanoun (Erez), went on strike 8am to 1pm yesterday in protest against the non-payment of their salaries.

Safa news agency said staff were protesting against the policy of early retirement, to demand a return to a system of promotions which have been suspended since 2016 and to call on the government to pay their salaries in full including outstanding payments.

The customs director at the Kerem Abu Salem crossing told Safa that the protest today is for all the staff working in the crossings in the besieged Gaza Strip, especially in the ministries of finance, national economy, health, agriculture.

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