The strike applies to all of Gaza’s public institutions; the employees have not been regularly paid since 2014.
On Tuesday, Muhammad Siyam, a representative for the employees' union, said during a press conference that all public servants in the Gaza Strip would strike on Thursday in all public institutions, including ministries and schools, in protest of unpaid salaries.
The employees have not been regularly paid since the formation of a unity government in 2014.
He also announced that next week, on Tuesday, employees will hold a demonstration and march from Gaza City's Saraya Square to government buildings.
Siyam said the unpaid civil servants will "take by force our rights.”
He also called on Fatah and Hamas to reach an agreement on the question of the civil servants’ in the Gaza Strip at the unity talks in Qatar.
"Our problem should be addressed and solved during the ongoing talks in Qatar. We won't respect a reconciliation agreement that ignores us,” Siyam said.
The question of public servants’ status has been one of the major points of dispute between the two rival factions, after the agreements established a Palestinian government of politically independent technocrats in June 2014.
Hamas demands the government regulate the salaries of 50,000 public servants who, in 2007, were hired to take the place of 70,000 employees of the Palestinian Authority (PA). PA employees were required to stop working for the Hamas caretaker government in order to continue receiving their salaries.
The 2014 unity government said public servants in the Gaza Strip would only be hired "according to need," though it nevertheless pledged to return the PA's former employees to their positions.
So far there has been little prospect of a solution to the dispute because the attempt for the unity government to establish itself in Gaza ended in disarray after the August 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza.