Gaza, 3 Ramadan 1435/ July 1st, 2014 (MINA) – Health syndicates in Gaza organized a sit-in Monday (30/6) in front of the World Health Organization in protest of not receiving their salaries.
Participants in the sit-in said, they have not been paid for three months in a row, and they called for the national unity government to include the Gaza government’s employees with the PA employees and “not to discriminate between employees.”
“Job security is a right for every employee,” participants said, demanding their salaries in order to be “equal” to their colleagues in the PA. Ma’an News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Participants held Rami Hamdallah, Palestinian premier, responsible for the health sector’s deterioration, and they called upon all parties who signed the reconciliation agreement to intervene to solve the issue.
Gaza police have deployed around banks and ATM machines to prevent non-Hamas affiliated employees from retrieving their salaries until a solution is worked out.
Since the political division between Hamas and Fatah began in 2007, Hamas carry on government in the Gaza Strip with its own civil service.
During this time, however, the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority has continued paying its employees in the Gaza Strip. (T/Nidya/E01)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)