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Egged strike averted at the last moment following marathon talks

Histadrut and Egged management agree that drivers' wages will increase, thus averting a strike.Ido Ben Porat, 1/18/2016, 1:45 AM

Histadrut threatens Jerusalem Council over layoffs

In response to recent layoffs caused by lack of funding, Histadrut to open official grievance against the city, allowing for general strike.Ido Ben Porat, 1/3/2016, 8:34 AM

General strike averted after agreement reached

Finance Ministry and Histadrut reach an agreement on disputed issues, preventing a general strike that was to start at 6:00 a.m.Elad Benari, 12/23/2015, 7:15 AM

Watch: Israel Labor Federation plans general strike

From today's edition of ILTV. The Histadrut is planning a general strike starting Wednesday.ILTV, 12/23/2015, 2:44 AM

Ben Gurion to shut down tomorrow as nationwide strike begins

Nationwide public sector strike could spoil travel plans for thousands of Christian pilgrims heading to the Holy Land for Christmas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2015, 6:14 PM

Nation-wide public sector strike to begin Wednesday morning

Chairman of the Histadrut labor union declares a strike which will include ‘millions of employees who struggle to make ends meet’Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2015, 1:57 PM

Union: 'Mother of all strikes' to raise wages for Israelis

Half of Israelis don't even earn enough to require them to pay taxes - and that has to change, says the Histadrut.Hezki Baruch, 12/13/2015, 5:53 PM

Strikes Suspended in Broadcasting Authority Deal

Deal reached between Communications Ministry and Histadrut on law which would have seen the dismissal of hundreds of IBA employees.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 8/30/2015, 2:50 PM

Flights in Disarray Amid Ben Gurion Airport Strike

Labor Court commutes strike to half hour, though many flights already pushed forward or delayed on one of Ben Gurion's busiest days.Cynthia Blank, 8/30/2015, 8:34 AM

Jerusalem Light Rail on Strike

Employees, Histadrut accuse Light Rail management of 'bullying tactics'; Egged to increase bus service for the strike's duration.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 8/2/2015, 10:09 AM

Port Strike: 'Israel Loses By the Hour,' Says Official

Port workers in Haifa and Ashdod will continue strike on Thursday despite court order to return to work.Moshe Cohen, 5/28/2015, 8:35 AM

Histadrut Chairman Demands Unity Government

Head of Israel's workers' union argues unity government is only way to deal with challenges facing and division within Jewish state.Cynthia Blank, 4/26/2015, 8:47 AM

Minimum Wage to Be Raised to 5,300 Shekel

Fourth stage of gradual minimum wage raise program announced Monday, will take effect in 2017.Yishai Karov and Tova Dvorin, 3/30/2015, 8:59 PM

Over 2,000 Bring Be'er Sheva to a Halt Protesting Mass Lay-offs

Factory workers and residents block central streets in protest of ICL firing hundreds of workers, shutting down city services.Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 2/24/2015, 12:18 PM

Massive Protest in Arad over Lack of Employment in South

Hundreds of factory and municipal workers take to the central square bringing southern city to standstill over work shortages.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 2/23/2015, 10:46 AM

Egged to Strike Monday

Commuters who travel by bus in much of Israel will have to find another way to get around Monday, as Egged goes on strike for a day.Moshe Cohen, 1/25/2015, 9:49 AM

Pri Galil Workers Barricade Themselves Inside Factory

Following owners' decision to remain closed Sunday, workers barricade themselves inside factory.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Cynthia Blank, 1/4/2015, 11:01 AM

Minimum Wage to Increase to NIS 5,000 Per Month

Officials on Sunday agreed on a framework to raise the minimum wage in Israel to NIS 5,000 per month for full-time workersMoshe Cohen, 12/28/2014, 10:22 PM

Train Workers Sabotage Engines in Work Dispute

Israel Railways complains Train Workers Council ordered workers to sabotage IC3 engines in privatization dispute; Council slams 'lies.'Ari Yashar, 12/23/2014, 6:29 PM

Netanyahu Orders to Raise Israel's Minimum Wage

PM Netanyahu, acting Finance Minister, stated Sunday that implementation to raise minimum wage to NIS 5,000 will begin in January.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 12/21/2014, 12:19 PM

Minimum Wage to be Raised to 5,000 Shekels

Histadrut head and Manufacturers' Association president agree to gradual raise of 700 shekels completing in January 2017.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 12/3/2014, 10:38 AM

Shaked's 'Strike Limit Bill' to Keep Business, Politics Separate

Bill cleared by Ministerial Committee for Legislation to ensure that companies cannot strike to protest wide-ranging political causes.Ido Ben-Porat, 11/16/2014, 7:37 PM

Unions Warn of Strike Against State Companies

Histadrut announced industrial disputes with 11 government companies, in response to a Monday announcement on privatization.Arutz Sheva, 10/7/2014, 11:04 PM

Compromise Reached in Postal Workers' Strike

Israelis to get their mail again after weeks of chaos, as Finance Ministry compromises on massive layoff plan.Tova Dvorin, 10/7/2014, 1:26 PM

Britain's Largest Trade Union Joins Israel Boycott

UNITE trade union signs up to boycott of the Jewish state, if not entirely.Ari Soffer, 7/6/2014, 12:33 PM

Lapid, Erdan: TV Tax Getting the Axe

The Israel Broadcasting Authority will be completely revamped, and the dreaded TV tax will soon be a thing of the past, officials said.David Lev, 3/6/2014, 11:17 AM

Hadassah Strike to Continue, May Get Worse

Meeting between employees and management ends with no results. Hadassah employees threaten further strike action.Elad Benari, 2/14/2014, 1:45 AM

Rumors Fly over Labor Union Chief's Sudden Resignation

After eight years Ofer Eini suddenly steps down – normal job burnout, or sign of tension?Maayana Miskin, 11/5/2013, 6:55 PM

TEVA Asia Reaches Agreement with Israeli Labor Federation

Agreement Reached Between TEVA Asia and Israeli Labor Federation After Protests Against Poor Working ConditionsTova Dvorin, 10/27/2013, 12:38 PM

Teva Promises: Layoffs Will be Coordinated with Histadrut

After meeting with Histadrut chairman, pharmaceutical giant promises it will coordinate layoff plans.Elad Benari, 10/16/2013, 2:15 AM

Eini Agrees to Delay Strike Announcement

Histadrut chairman agrees to delay announcement of work dispute after a meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 7/8/2013, 12:12 AM

Eini Threatens Major Strike over Ports Law

Transportation Minister: If Eini wants a war, he’ll get a war.Maayana Miskin, 7/7/2013, 10:33 PM

New Law Would Forbid Strikes at Airport, Hospitals, Police, etc.

The government appears ready to take on Israel's biggest unions with a law that forbids strikes by "essential" workersDavid Lev, 6/6/2013, 4:43 PM

General Strike Planned for Next Week

Prime Minister: "No strike will deter us from carrying out reforms." Labor unions protesting budget cuts.Gil Ronen, 4/24/2013, 11:01 PM

Flights Moved Up in Anticipation of Airline Workers' Strike

Employees of Israel’s three airlines launched a strike at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday morning in protest against the Open Skies agreement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2013, 5:33 AM

Official: Union Work Dispute Could Mar Obama Visit

The director of the Defense Ministry is desperately appealing to workers not to undertake a work action during Obama's visit to IsraelDavid Lev, 3/14/2013, 12:58 PM

Katz Bows to The Histadrut Over 'Open Skies'

Minister of Transportation Israel Katz agrees to meet Histadrut demands over a controversial 'open skies' deal with Europe.Gabe Kahn., 2/27/2012, 6:21 PM

Strike Ends. Israel Goes Back to Normal

The Histadrut national Labor Union announced ,shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday, an agreement with the government to end the strike. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/12/2012, 9:03 AM

Histadrut Strike Enters Third Day

The Histadrut Trade Union Federation continues to disrupt life in Israel for the third day in a row as it wrangles with the Finance MinistryGabe Kahn., 2/10/2012, 10:49 AM

Impasse in Negotiations Means General Strike Continues

Despite earlier optimism, an impasse in negotiations means general strike will continue at least until Sunday.Elad Benari, 2/10/2012, 1:17 AM

Report: Histadrut, Treasury Give Some, Take Some on Strike Deal

Both the Histadrut and the Treasury gave up some ground in order to make a deal to end the two day general strike Thursday, reports said.David Lev, 2/9/2012, 1:17 PM

General Strike to End Within Hours

All night talks lead to agreement between Treasury and Histadrut. Strike expected to end within hours.Elad Benari, 2/9/2012, 8:13 AM

Airport Strikes, Contract Workers Continue to Work

The Histadrut launched a general strike to help contract workers, but it was those contract workers who actually had to report to work.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 2/9/2012, 5:14 AM

Histadrut Launches General Strike

Histadrut labor union launches a general strike after failing to reach an agreement regarding the employment conditions of contract workers.Elad Benari, 2/8/2012, 6:32 AM

National Labor Strike Set for Wednesday

The Histadrut Labor Federation has set a general strike on Wednesday after the National Labor Court lifted an injunction imposed last week.Chana Ya'ar, 2/5/2012, 1:23 PM

Labor Court Upholds Injunction Against General Strike

National Labor Court rules that the Histadrut won't be allowed to launch a general strike for another three weeks.Elad Benari, 1/11/2012, 5:11 AM

NIS 1.1b Debt Write-off in Israel Military Industries Deal

A NIS 1.1b debt write-off for Israel Military Industries and retirement for 950 workers is proposed in a deal to privatize the company. Chana Ya'ar, 12/15/2011, 9:03 AM

Steinitz: We're Prepared to Do a Lot for Contract Workers

The government is prepared to do much in order to protect the rights of contract workers, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said.David Lev, 11/8/2011, 3:19 PM

Contract Workers: We Don't Want to Be Slaves

Why a general strike? The heads of the Histadrut national labor union explain: We don't want to be slaves.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 11/7/2011, 9:01 AM

National Labor Union Officially Launches General Strike

Histadrut launches general strike as of 6:00 a.m. (Israel time). Labor Court orders the strike to end at 10:00.Elad Benari, 11/7/2011, 6:31 AM

General Strike Threatens to Shut Down Israel Monday

A labor court injunction is all that stands in the way of the first general strike in years. Banks and the airport will be shut down. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/6/2011, 11:12 AM

Planes, Trains, Busses, and Much More Set to Strike Monday

Israelis are likely to wake up to a nationwide strike of just about every public service and many private businesses on Monday morning.David Lev, 11/5/2011, 9:43 PM

General Strike Starting Monday, Including Airports

Histadrut labor federation shutting down much of public sector, in dispute over contract workers.Gil Ronen, 11/3/2011, 7:52 PM

Train Strike Leads to 'Bus Man's (Busy) Holiday'

The government has ordered an increase in the number of intercity buses to ensure that a train strike doesn't cripple the country.Chana Ya'ar, 9/22/2011, 10:51 AM

Histadrut in Warning to Trajtenberg

Labor Federation issues veiled warning: if Trajtenberg findings are “insufficient,” Histadrut will respond.Maayana Miskin, 9/18/2011, 3:31 PM

In Bid to Remain 'Relevant,' Histadrut Joins Protests

In what some observers called a bid by the Histadrut to remain relevant, the union held a rally calling for 'social justice.'David Lev, 8/5/2011, 4:09 AM

Major Labor Union Chairman Ofer Eini Joins Housing Protest

Histadrut Labor Union Head Ofer Eini says housing solutions are within reach. Is there a hidden agenda? David ben Yacov, 7/27/2011, 6:06 PM