Daily Israel Report
19:30
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  8/22/2011, Av 22, 5771

1,900 Day Care Workers Threaten Strike


Some 1,900 caretakers at family afterschool day care centers, operated by the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry, are threatening to strike in September. The workers belong to the “Worker Power (Koach La'ovdim)” union, and are demanding an increase in salaries and other benefits. The workers say that the Treasury has refused to recognize their status as employees, treating them as contractors, and has also refused to enroll them in a pension plan.

Some 14,000 children participate in the program.