140 workers start 4-day strike at “Yehuda Fences” in Ashdod

The background to the dispute: The struggle at Yehuda Fences and Sigma comes after a period of worsening employment terms, reduction in peripheral benefits and wage erosion. Work at Yehuda...

The background to the dispute:

The struggle at Yehuda Fences and Sigma comes after a period of worsening employment terms, reduction in peripheral benefits and wage erosion. Work at Yehuda Fences is hard physical labor around the clock in three shifts. Workers labor in open areas, enduring high temperatures in the summer and cold in the winter. Wages consist of a basic wage of not much more than the legal minimum, with bonus payments (“premiot”) paid to some workers arbitrarily and without transparency. Last year, the management reduced bonus payments and cancelled the yearly bonus as well as the holiday gifts which workers in Israel customarily receive from employers.

It must be noted that Yehuda Fences is one of Israel’s leading companies in the production of welded mesh, construction and other steel products.

Workers Picket on November 1st at the entrance of Yehuda Steel Fences in Ashdod

Workers Picket on November 1st at the entrance of Yehuda Steel Fences in Ashdod

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