(photo credit: Illustrative:Reuters)
The Histadrut labor federation has declared a labor dispute at Shufersal over
the sale of the supermarket chain by Nochi Dankner-controlled IDB Holding Corp
to his partner Bronfman Fisher Investments and Leo Noe.
The Histadrut has
notified Danker and Shufersal CEO Effi Rosenhaus to open immediate talks with
the Shufersal workers committee and Histadrut to settle the employees standing
after the sale of the company.
The Histadrut has set two main demands: a
sale bonus of NIS 12,500 per employee; and a guarantee of the employees’ safety
net, specifically for the new owners to extend the collective labor agreements
for several more years.
Citing an “urgent timetable”, the Histadrut gave
Dankner and Rosenhaus until tonight to respond, “otherwise, we will have no
choice but to apply the measures at our disposal.”