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Civil servants on strike to protest trial of union leader

June 30, 2014 1:49 A.M. (Updated: July 1, 2014 1:26 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Civil servants in the West Bank went on strike on Monday in protest against court proceedings brought against union leader Bassam Zakarneh by a former PA labor minister, a union leader said.

Members of the civil servants' union staged a sit-in protest in front of a Ramallah court during a hearing against Zakarneh.

Former minister of labor Ahmad Majdalan filed a complaint against Zakarneh, accusing him of slander and defamation.

The union leader said that the charges are a "futile attempt to scare trade union activists," adding that the union will go on strike on Thursday if the PA does not fulfill its pledges on salary bonuses.
Ma'an News Agency
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