Monday, March 14, 2011

Video: Workers’ Rights in Lebanon (in Arabic)

On Sunday, on 13 March 2011, part of the Week of Resistance of Israeli Apartheid and Colonialism, a valuable conference was held covering all aspects of employment in Lebanon, from abuse of Lebanese workers to abuse of migrant domestic workers to Palestinian refugees right to work in Lebanon.

The conference was held at  at Toufic Tabbara Center, in Sanayeh, Beirut. The video is for 1 hour and 22 minutes.

It was moderated by Adib Bou Habib, Labor union activist for more than 45 years and editor of the Lebanese Monitor for Worker and Employee Rights

Rami Zurayk (minute 9) spoke on “Agricultural Workers in a Neoliberal Lebanon" stating that abuses are due to both Lebanese racism and the capitalis neoliberal system.

On Palestinian labour rights in Lebanon, Sohail Natour (minute 35) and Samer al-Ashqar (hour 1, minute 6) gave two concise and excellent talks covering the historic and recent legislative and political developments related to Palestinian employment in Lebanon.

Download video in full (300 MB):

ندوة عن حقوق العمال والعمل في لبنان، غطت عدة نواحي من التحديات أبرزها حقوق العمال الزراعيين (رامي زريق) وحق العمل للاجئين الفلسطينيين في لبنان (سهيل الناطور وسامر الأشقر)
الندوة كانت جزء من سلسلة ندوات ضمن أسبوع مقاومة الفصل العنصري والإحتلال الإسرائيليين في  13 آذار 2011
أدار الندوة النقابي أديب أبو حبيب من مرصد حقوق العمال

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