Histadrut to announce general strike over contract workers

The Histadrut Labor Federation on Monday threatened a general strike over the government's use of contract workers, who often receive fewer benefits and have less job stability than salaries workers.
Histadrut Chairman Avi Nissankorn called a Tuesday press conference to lay out his demands from the Finance Ministry, which he accuses of scuttling negotiations on the issue, and set a date for a general strike.A general strike can seriously disrupt the Israeli economy, as it affects everything from ports to public transport to schools. In recent labor disputes, the Histadrut effectively used the threat of a general strike to cinch a deal before the strike was set to begin.
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