Israel: Court rules port workers may strike – but must wait until October 10 to do so

According to this report in Globes, the daily Israeli financial newspaper, a strike by port workers to protest the right-wing Netanyahu government’s decision to create two new privatized ports is legal and legitimate — but cannot take place before October 10th.

Port workers, members of the Histadrut (Israel’s national trade union center) are among the best-organized workers in the country, and they are concerned that the new ports will be non-union and low-wage.

Far-right members of the Netanyahu government have already punned about port workers being like cockroaches, and the need for an exterminator to be brought in to deal with the problem.