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‘Low wages for academic biochemists and microbiologists endanger public health’

Microbiologists and biochemists earn only .12 cents more than the minimum wage, despite holding masters and doctoral degrees.

Knesset votes to raise monthly minimum wage to NIS 5,300

"Raising the minimum wage to NIS 5,300 is a direct continuation of our work in favor of narrowing gaps and strengthening the working population,"says Finance Minister.


Multi-national corporations boosts wages, productivity says Finance Ministry

The study found that MNCs had substantial effects on productivity in Israel, a measure where the country tends to lag against its peers.


Minimum wage rises to NIS 4,852, vacation days increase

The increase is part of a series of wage hikes the government agreed to on threat of a Histadrut strike last year and will continue rising incrementally to NIS 5,300.

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Ministers vote to lower working age

Bill to be brought to its first vote in the Knesset plenum on Wednesday.

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN

What to expect for Wednesday's slated nationwide strike

Here are some of the details you should know going into the public sector strike starting tomorrow at 6 a.m.


Cabinet OKs 2017 minimum wage increase to NIS 5,300

Plan builds on the existing minimum wage law--which will raise the wage from the current NIS 4,650 a month.

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The end of tipping? Hadash MK introduces bill on waiters' rights

Legislation submitted by Joint List lawmaker Dov Hanin would not allow restaurants to count tips toward waiter salaries.

Men and Women

Israeli women make 31.9% less than their male counterparts

The statistics did not necessarily reflect women getting paid less for doing the same work.

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