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News Brief

  2/5/2012, Shevat 12, 5772

Histadrut, Treasury Officials Talk


Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz promised Chairman Ofir Eini of the Histadrut Labor Federation, Sunday evening, that the two of them would meet Monday, as efforts continue to call off a general strike, scheduled for Wednesday, on the issue of contract labor. The union is trying to minimize, if not eliminate the practice of public and private sector bodies hiring workers on a contract basis, rather than putting them directly on the payroll, where they can enjoy social benefits and job security.

Chairman Avi Nissenkorn of the Histadrut's professional-union branch met, Sunday evening with Deputy Chief Eyal Epstein of the budget branch.