News Brief 6/12/2011, Sivan 10, 5771
Shekem Workers Skip Lunch Service Over Work Conditions
Workers in the “Shekem” snack bars on IDF bases were conducting a strike Sunday afternoon, closing the snack bars between noon and 2 PM – when most soldiers and civilians working on bases come in for lunch. The Histadrut, representing the workers, said that management had previously promised to include the workers among those receiving benefits from the Soldiers' Welfare Organization, but that no movement towards this goal had taken place yet. The workers are being forced to work without a proper contract, and their rights have been seriously compromised, the Histadrut said.
A similar strike is planned for Monday, the union said, unless progress is made before then.