Steinitz hopes to reach Histadrut agreement in coming weeks

November 17, 2011 12:54

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz hopes to reach an agreement in the coming weeks in negotiations with the Histadrut Labor Federation over the fate of contract workers, he told the Calcalist conference on Thursday.

"An enlightened, advanced state must protect its weakest workers, improve their conditions and maintain their basic rights," Steinitz said.

"I hope that over the coming weeks we will reach an agreement that will improve the conditions of these workers."

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