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We thank more than 6300 unionist who responded to Labourstart campaign and helped stop the deal to import bonded Chinese workers to IsraelPosted on December 20, 2015 | 2 Comments
On Sunday, December 13, 2015, the Israeli daily Calcalist (Yediot Aharonot's economic supplement) published an article that announced the failure of the deal between Israel and China, which had been slated to allow the importation of 20,000 Chinese workers as bonded labour to work in the Israeli construction industry.
Posted on December 17, 2011 | No Comments
And once again the darkness is so deep, no light can drive it back. And the abyss is so dark, so mute and echoing, it swallows her up and wraps her in eternal silence. This is Salima, 62 years old, from Um al-Fahm. That night, five years ago, when cars converged on her humble home and the grandchildren alighted, she knew that Ahmed, one of her eight children, was no more. Five days of intensive care had stopped time in its tracks. Hope had not survived.
Posted on October 24, 2011 | No CommentsChronicle of a death foretold: After 17 years as a general worker at the Overseas Commerce container terminal in Haifa, Dr. Valery Bundrenko was killed in an appalling accident on Oct. 9, 2011, when a container crushed him to death. Truck drivers and workers at the terminal report a high number of accidents which only by a miracle did not claim the lives of workers.
Posted on April 29, 2011 | No Comments
Around the world, unions are marking International Workers Memorial Day on April 28 to the memory of those killed in workplace accidents. This day was recognized in the 1980s by Canada as a national memorial day, and has since become an international event to raise awareness about safety at work and pay respects to the families of workers killed or disabled by work accidents.
In collaboration with the National Insurance: WAC opens a program to raise awareness regarding safety measures among Arab construction workersPosted on October 5, 2010 | No Comments
A team of WAC's safety department met the safety supervisor Hasan Shuli in Kabul on august 31. The meeting took place in order to advance the program to raise awareness regarding safety measures among Arab construction workers. The program is financed by the Fund of The Israeli Social Security called "Manof". Mr. Shuli gave WAC's team basic information on the safety regulations in the construction branch, and explained about the mutual responsibility of the worker and the employer. For example, the employer is obliged to inform workers about the dangers at the workplace, safety measures and the suitable safety equipment. The worker, on his part, must follow the safety regulations and use the existing safety measures.