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  • Over 300 activists, trade union leaders and social organisations gathered in Berlin at the end of May to coordinate action plans and to discuss how to face the capitalist crisis that is threatening workers worldwide.

    Global solidarity among trade unions in practice

    Over 300 activists, trade union leaders and social organisations gathered in Berlin at the end of May to coordinate action plans and to discuss how to face the capitalist crisis that is threatening workers worldwide.

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  • Rather than stepping up to head a social movement and lend the weight of organized labour to the struggle for peace and equality, leaders of new workers committees prefer to support Likud, thus giving a hand to a party that is right-wing, war-mongering and anti-labour.

    Israeli workers committees shoot themselves in the foot

    Rather than stepping up to head a social movement and lend the weight of organized labour to the struggle for peace and equality, leaders of new workers committees prefer to support Likud, thus giving a hand to a party that is right-wing, war-mongering and anti-labour.

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  • <p>We were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of RMT GS Bob Crow who was a symbol of courageous and fighting unionism.</p>

    Bob Crow 1961 – 2014

    We were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of RMT GS Bob Crow who was a symbol of courageous and fighting unionism.

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  • The Israeli building contractors got what they wanted when the government decided in July to increase migrant laborer quotas for the construction sector

    The Histadrut Construction Union works for the construction companies, not the workers

    The Israeli building contractors got what they wanted when the government decided in July to increase migrant laborer quotas for the construction sector

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  • A visit by Workers Advice Center (WAC-Maan) representatives to the Netherlands’ largest trade union, the FNV, revealed the enormous gap between an Israeli trucker’s wage and that of his Dutch counterpart. While in the Netherlands a truck driver works eight hours a day (48 hours a week) and earns some NIS 10,000 (2,000 euro) basic wage, in Israel a truck driver often has to work at least 12 hours a day (68 hours a week) for just NIS 7,000 (1,400 euro, including bonuses). This works out at NIS 48 (9.6 euro) per hour for the Dutch driver, and just NIS 24 (4.8 euro) for the Israeli driver – exactly half.

    Truckers – the Dutch model

    A visit by Workers Advice Center (WAC-Maan) representatives to the Netherlands’ largest trade union, the FNV, revealed the enormous gap between an Israeli trucker’s wage and that of his Dutch counterpart. While in the Netherlands a truck driver works eight hours a day (48 hours a week) and earns some NIS 10,000 (2,000 euro) basic wage, in Israel a truck driver often has to work at least 12 hours a day (68 hours a week) for just NIS 7,000 (1,400 euro, including bonuses). This works out at NIS 48 (9.6 euro) per hour for the Dutch driver, and just NIS 24 (4.8 euro) for the Israeli driver – exactly half.

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  • 1. See for example: Kav Laoved Hotline for Migrant Workers Koach Laovdim Maagalei Zedek 2. See for example some of the articles published in the Israeli press on WAC’s activity […]

    Remarks

    1. See for example: Kav Laoved Hotline for Migrant Workers Koach Laovdim Maagalei Zedek 2. See for example some of the articles published in the Israeli press on WAC’s activity […]

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  • In July 2007 the Histadrut (Israel’s General Federation of Labor) reached a pension agreement with the Coordinating Office of Economic Organizations.* “A historic accord!” said the signers. For the first […]

    The Pension Scam

    In July 2007 the Histadrut (Israel’s General Federation of Labor) reached a pension agreement with the Coordinating Office of Economic Organizations.* “A historic accord!” said the signers. For the first […]

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  • AFTER CUTTING INTO the living flesh of the jobless, the physically challenged, children and the elderly, and after trampling organized labor, the Israeli government in 2007 wakes up to discover […]

    Reforms versus Organized Labor

    AFTER CUTTING INTO the living flesh of the jobless, the physically challenged, children and the elderly, and after trampling organized labor, the Israeli government in 2007 wakes up to discover […]

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  • Israel of the 21st century likes its workers docile, accessible, mobile, and cheap. This wasn’t always the case. The ruling establishment, built by Mapai and the Histadrut, for decades maintained […]

    The Breaking of Organized Labor in Israel

    Israel of the 21st century likes its workers docile, accessible, mobile, and cheap. This wasn’t always the case. The ruling establishment, built by Mapai and the Histadrut, for decades maintained […]

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  • A Job to Win (Chapter 3) by Stephen Langfur The Workers Advice Center (WAC), through its lawyer, Bassam Karkabi, has petitioned the High Court of Israel, asking it to make […]

    WAC’s Petition to the High Court

    A Job to Win (Chapter 3) by Stephen Langfur The Workers Advice Center (WAC), through its lawyer, Bassam Karkabi, has petitioned the High Court of Israel, asking it to make […]

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