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

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.


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