News Briefs

  10/11/2011, Tishrei 13, 5772

Work Dispute over Contract Labor

As expected, Chairman Ofir Eini of the Histadrut Labor Federation declared a general work dispute, Tuesday morning, on the issue of contract labor, which receives a salary but no social benefits, and has no job security. Eini told a news conference that without elimination of the phenomenon, there was no social justice, equating the practice with slave trade. He also cited the government for not opening negotiations on the issue.

The declaration of a work dispute could pave the way for a general strike in two weeks.