Eini threatens fresh strike next month over contractors

November 17, 2011 11:18


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Histadrut Labor Federation Chairman Ofer Eini threatened Thursday to call a fresh strike at the beginning of next month if he and the Treasury fail to reach an agreement over the issue of contract workers.

“We don’t want to get to that situation," Eini said at Calcalist’s annual pension savings conference in Tel Aviv, "but this strike will be for the people.”

Earlier the same morning, the Histadrut requested that the National Labor Court give it and the Treasury until the end November to submit their report on negotiations over contract workers.

“It should be clear, we didn’t just take this issue as a cause celebre. We think that in order to repair this country and make it more just, we need to reduce this phenomenon of contract workers," Eini elaborated. “But if we don’t succeed [in negotiations], we’ll return to court and demand that it allow us to go on strike again."

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