Histadrut takes on the government yet again – new round of strike threats over contract work

Last year’s historic general strike which caused the right-wing Netanyahu government to cave into to union demands for restriction of contract labour turned out to be the beginning of a long fight.

Yesterday the Histadrut, Israel’s national trade union center, formally declared a dispute with the government, meaning that in another 14 days, strikes and other industrial action become possible once again.

At issue is the government’s foot-dragging on the agreed reduction in the number of workers employed as casuals.

Full details are in this Jerusalem Post report.