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In November, sitting Histadrut chairman Ofer Eini announced that he would resign the position he held for five years.
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By JONAH MANDEL
PM to discuss sharp price increases on basic items with Histadrut, Local Authories and Manufacturers Association leaders.
By RUTH EGLASH
Protest comes in light of a sharp price increase on basic goods such as fuel, bread and water.
Give renewed consideration to legislation that would limit union ability to shut down essential services without warning and without polling all union members.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
We cannot afford to throw caution to the wind, especially when Eini’s grandstanding, rather than the collective good, becomes the be-all and the end-all.
There are other, more effective, ways of coming to the aid of cleaners, security guards and others employed via contractors, even if they generate less media exposure for the Histadrut’s chairman.
In the end the burden will be borne by the very middle class in whose name this summer’s mass demonstrations were supposedly mounted.
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