Economists: Layoffs to Follow Minimum Wage Increase

While social activists celebrate the increase in Israel's minimum wage, businesses worry about how to pay for the wage increase.Moshe Cohen , 12/4/2014, 9:14 AM

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

Israel’s Low Productivity Means A Lower Standard of Living

A new study shows that Israel's productivity has fallen behind countries like Greece and Italy who have severe economic difficulties.Kochava Rozenbaum, 9/8/2013, 12:20 PM

Kalfa: More Summer Time is Bad for Laborers, Religious Jews

MK argues that extending Summer Time will force religious Jews to choose between work or prayer.Maayana Miskin, 6/23/2013, 2:49 PM

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

In Gesture to Protest Movement Rami Levi Gives His Bonus Away

Discount supermarket chain boss Rami Levi has decided to forego his quarterly bonus and give it to his lowest paid workers.Aryeh Ben Hayim, 9/20/2011, 10:08 PM

Minimum Wage to Reach 4,300 Shekels by October 2012

Treasury Minister and Histadrut Chief agree to raise minimum monthly salary by 450 shekels over 17 months.Gil Ronen, 3/2/2011, 7:45 PM