Anti-union discrimination: In March 2013, the Deputy Minister of Education Muhammad Abu Zeid announced that teachers who participate in a strike will be subjected to a special schedule to make up for lesson time lost in strikes.

Compulsory arbitration: The Ministry of Labour can impose arbitration, and trade unions can face disciplinary action if they do not accept the outcome of that arbitration.

Travel ban imposed on union leaders: On 28 February 2013, 28 union representatives were prevented from travelling via Rafah International Crossing Point to a series of meeting held by the Executive Committee of the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions under the auspices of the ILO in Egypt. The Internal Security Service said that the union representatives were not permitted to travel.

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