Tag Archive for Israel

Big gains for the left in Israeli elections as pro-worker parties pick up 172,297 new votes

[Numbers updated today] In an election that has resulted in a virtual tie, and whose outcome will now be determined by negotiations between all the parties, Israeli political parties linked to the labour movement have shown considerable gains in yesterday’s…

Nurses strike ends with ‘historic’ deal

The 17 day old nurses strike in Israel has ended with a ‘historic’ deal with nurses, say observers.  The nurses have received a 14% pay rise over the next 4.5 years.  Nurses are expected to return to work today. According…

Nurses walk away from negotiations – strike continues

The Israeli nurses continue with their strike despite reaching an agreement on pay with the Finance Ministry.  The nurses, who have been on strike for 16 days, are unhappy with the government proposal for a timetable for the pay increase…

Nurses strike continues as gov’t comes under fire

Negotiations have resumed in the Israeli nurses strike following a labour court decision not to grant the government’s request for a back-to-work order.   The nurses have eased off slightly on their sanctions as more public figures and organizations come…

COSATU delegation to join the Gaza Freedom March!

The South African trade union national centre, COSATU, has just released this media statement. This new years eve, 31 December 2009, thousands of people and activists from all over the world will gather in Gaza for a historic march against…

Trumka vows to maintain US union support for Israel

The key leader of the US trade union movement has this week  re-affirmed its complete opposition to any trade union campaigns to boycott Israel. Rich Trumka, the newly elected, President of the AFL-CIO, said the long tradition of support for…

IFJ and National Federation of Israeli Journalists

The dispute over the the journalists global union federation expelling their Israeli sisters and brothers continues to attract a lot of attention in cyberspace. For the 2nd day in a row the International Federation of Journalists have issued a statement…