Editorial: Striking out
February 8, 2012 22:29
We cannot afford to throw caution to the wind, especially when Eini’s grandstanding, rather than the collective good, becomes the be-all and the end-all.
Demonstration in front of Labor Court 390.
(photo credit:Marc Israel Sellem)
At first glance, the general strike that began on Wednesday is driven by genuine
altruism on behalf of society’s have-nots – contract workers.That, in
itself, goes against the grain of the Histadrut labor federation, dominated as
it is by the most powerful unions of the most powerful employee groups – the
ones who earn most and who wield the greatest clout to extract more.