Tag Archive for Histadrut

Histadrut launches “lightning campaign” using SMS, Facebook and the web to unionize yet another insurance company

According to this report in the daily financial newspaper Globes, the Histadrut has announced a “lightning campaign” to sign up one third of the employees of Migdal Insurance by tonight. About 1,000 out of the company’s 3,000 workers are expected…

Israel: Controversial head of Ashdod port workers’ union cleared of corruption charges by Histadrut

Alon Hassan, head of the Ashdod port workers’ union, stepped down from his post several months ago following extensive and widely-publicized allegations of corruption.  Hassan was accused of owning companies that made deals with port owners.  The Histadrut, Israel’s national…

Israeli port strike coming up?

According to this report in the Jerusalem Post, Israel’s national labour court is due to rule in the next few days on whether the port workers union can legally strike.  The union, backed by the Histadrut labour federation, is opposing…

Israel: Law passed to improve the conditions for contract workers

A law that significantly improves the employment conditions of contract workers in the public sector was approved in a second and third reading. Ofer Eini, Histadrut Chairman: “An important achievement that retrieves the honor to the weak employees in the…

Big win for cleaners as Histadrut signs agreement to extend public sector conditions to private companies

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…

International Transport Workers Federation votes unanimously to support Israeli port workers

At a conference last week in Chicago, delegates representing dock workers from around the world voted unanimously to support a resolution submitted by the Histadrut supporting the dock workers in Israel. The conference, organized by the International Transport Workers Federation,…

General strike averted – for now – as Netanyahu talks to Histadrut

Faced with the threat of a general strike to protest the proposed privatisation of Israel’s ports, the Netanyahu government has blinked. According to this report in Globes, the Israeli Prime Minister phoned up the Histadrut and asked for a private,…

Israel: “Declaration of war” as Netanyahu tells Histadrut ports privatisation will go ahead

According to this report in Globes, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to confront the Histadrut, Israel’s national trade union centre, over the issue of privatisation of the country’s ports.  The unions, and in particular the powerful ports worker union,…