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        1/20/2014, Shevat 19, 5774

      Initiative: Declare Strong Company Unions Monopolies


      Anti-trust Commissioner David Gilo, Attorney General Yehudah Weinstein and Deputy Attorney General Avi Licht are examining an initiative to allow the Antitrust Court to intervene in labor disputes affecting the economy and give it the legal and judicial tools, in extreme cases, to declare the 13 strongest workers' committees at companies, infrastructure and essential-services as monopolies.

      The unions include the employees of the Israel Electric Company, the ports, the Mekorot water company, the Airport Authority and Israel Railways. The initiative would have to go through the long process of being enacted by the Knesset as antitrust and labor law.