The announcement this week by the Histadrut of a new agreement reached with the Cleaning Companies’ Organization is a huge step forward to cleaners.
The agreement equalizes conditions in the private sector with those in the public sector. According to the Histadrut, here are some of the highlights:
- The workers’ employment conditions and the salaries of cleaners and cleaning supervisors will be equalized as is the case in the public sector.
- Seniority increment, study fund, convalescence pay, subsidized meals in the lunchroom in the workplace and a gift for the holidays will be given.
- In addition, employees will be given work clothes and appropriate work equipment, payment for work on holidays and reimbursement of travel expenses.