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        10/4/2011, Tishrei 6, 5772

      Histadrut: Work Dispute over Personnel Agencies

      The Histadrut Labor Federation is expected to declare a general work dispute, next Tuesday, in an effort to bring as many workers as possible from employment by personnel agencies to employment by the companies that contract with the personnel agencies. The companies don't pay social benefits to the workers, and often dismiss them prior to the end of the contract rather than take the workers and start paying those benefits.

      Histadrut Chairman Ofir Eini said, "This is a most important, perhaps historical struggle, on the way to achieving real social justice. The phenomenon of contract workers has become more and more widespread and it must be reduced."