Tag Archive for Ofer Eini

Histadrut chief ‘ready for battle’ with government

According to an article in the Globes daily financial newspaper, Histadrut chairman Ofer Ein is ‘ready to do battle’ with the new coalition government. Columnist Shay Niv writes that “Eini takes care to state that the power of the Histadrut…

Histadrut: Hands off the workers, hands off our national labour court!

This evening (Tuesday) the chairman of Israel’s national trade union center, the Histadrut, Ofer Eini, responded to reports that the emerging coalition government now being formed intends to harm workers.  “As I already said before the elections,” said Eini, “the…

Histadrut leader Eini starts re-election campaign

On 22 May, Histadrut members – Jewish and Arab – across Israel will vote to select the next leader of the country’s national trade union centre, the Histadrut.  The incumbent, Ofer Eini, launched his campaign last Wednesday at an event…

And then there were two

Thanks to a ruling by the Tel Aviv District Court late yesterday (Sunday) there is now, finally, some clarity about the fight for the leadership of the Israeli trade union movement. Eitan Cabel MK will be challenging Ofer Eini, the…

The race for Histadrut leadership opens up- or does it?

We’ve been reporting here recently on attempts by two political leaders, including former Histadrut head Amir Peretz, to challenge the leadership of Ofer Eini.  Now a retired judge has recommended to the Histadrut that the candidacies of Peretz and also…

Histadrut pressure forces minister to back down, but angry railway workers press for an immediate strike

The Transport Minister has agreed to put on hold a decision to outsource railway maintenance for two weeks as talks continue with the Histadrut.  The threat of railway strike coming so shortly after the 4-day general strike earlier this week…

Israel: Former Histadrut head Amir Peretz to challenge Ofer Eini

According to this report on Arutz Sheva — not yet reported anywhere else — former Histadrut head Amir Peretz has announced his candidacy to run for leader of the Histadrut in the upcoming elections in May. Peretz replaces Knesset member…