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In November, sitting Histadrut chairman Ofer Eini announced that he would resign the position he held for five years.
Petah Tikva-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries recently announced plan to fire 5,000 employees worldwide.
Histadrut chairman vows to "fight to the death" against cuts to salaries; talk of austerity budget riles Labor Party, unions.
Calling on Labor Court to extend Treasury negotiations through November, Histadrut head warns of renewed strike.
By NADAV SHEMER
Steinitz agrees to employ caretakers for Holocaust survivors in the civil service; "intense meetings" to be held in the coming days.
By NADAV SHEMER AND LAHAV HARKOV
Court permitted strike to take place from 6 to 10 a.m., intensive court-supervised negotiations to continue over 100,000 contract workers.
By JOANNA PARASZCZUK AND NADAV SHEMER
Strike permitted to go head from 6 until 10 a.m., but intensive court-supervised negotiations between the Histadrut and the Finance Ministry will continue; at issue: 100,000 contract workers.
National Labor Court still hasn't reached decision on petition for injunction against general strike; at issue: 100,000 contract workers.
By NADAV SHEMER AND JOANNA PARASZCZUK
PM tells cabinet: "It's possible to find a just and responsible solution to the issue of the contract workers that won't hurt economy."
By NADAV SHEMER AND JPOST.COM STAFF
"The state is blind to these workers, although they make up a third of its employees," says Labor Party leader on "moral phenomenon."
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND NADAV SHEMER
Labor federation says Treasury is refusing to meet its demands over public-sector contract workers; strike to affect airports, ports, gov't offices.
Chairman Eini blames Finance Ministry for a breakdown in negotiations over contract workers, hopes to renew talks, prevent strike.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Union demands contract workers be directly employed; Histadrut criticizes Trajtenberg's legitimization of continued public sector contracting.
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