Striking Pelephone workers blockade repair center

The dispute comes over Pelephone’s refusal to recognize the unionization efforts of its workers.

January 3, 2013 05:31
Apple's iPhone 5

iPhone 5 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Some 200 striking workers from mobile provider Pelephone blocked its logistical center in Airport City Wednesday morning, preventing the division from fixing telephone handsets and sending new merchandise to centers around the country.

The company’s computer software programmers joined their striking coworkers from the customer service, engineering and IT divisions on the 26th day of the strike over a labor dispute, according to the Histadrut labor federation.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

The dispute comes over Pelephone’s refusal to recognize the unionization efforts of its workers, who it says failed to obtain the legally required participation of one-third of the company.

Striking workers also disrupted customers’ abilities to call abroad, Army Radio reported Wednesday.

“This is a first step,” Itamar Avitan, a representative from the workers committee, told Army Radio. “The workers will escalate the steps each day and will add additional organizational measures as needed.” Upset customers, he said, “should refer to the company’s management, which preventing the workers from unionizing.”

The workers committee was expected to meet Wednesday night to consider its next move.

Related Content

The Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
April 30, 2015
Teva doubles down on Mylan, despite rejection