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  • Despite high unemployment in Israel in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, the National Economic Council rushed to promote a proposal to enable 4,000 migrant laborers to enter the country […]

    Instead of importing labor, hire Arab women

    Despite high unemployment in Israel in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, the National Economic Council rushed to promote a proposal to enable 4,000 migrant laborers to enter the country […]

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<p>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.</p>
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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 Israel

    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.

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  • <p>The Nov. 28 session of the Knesset Committee on Foreign Workers was intended to debate putting an end to the import of migrant labor for construction and agriculture, and encouraging Israeli workers in these sectors. But instead, we were witness once again to a display of impotency in the face of the powerful farmers' lobby. The debate exposed the well-known fact that there is nobody in the political establishment who is able or willing to do what must clearly be done: stopping the import of migrant laborers and opening up jobs to local workers especially Arab women.</p>

    Exploitation of migrant labor, unemployment in Arab villages… Who cares?

    The Nov. 28 session of the Knesset Committee on Foreign Workers was intended to debate putting an end to the import of migrant labor for construction and agriculture, and encouraging Israeli workers in these sectors. But instead, we were witness once again to a display of impotency in the face of the powerful farmers' lobby. The debate exposed the well-known fact that there is nobody in the political establishment who is able or willing to do what must clearly be done: stopping the import of migrant laborers and opening up jobs to local workers especially Arab women.

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  • <p>Behind the interior minister's demagoguery lies an attempt to help building contractors by replacing Africans with more profitable Chinese labor. Published in Haaretz, on 17 June.</p>

    Eli Yishai’s hidden agenda: Sudanese out! Chinese in!

    Behind the interior minister's demagoguery lies an attempt to help building contractors by replacing Africans with more profitable Chinese labor. Published in Haaretz, on 17 June.

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  • <p>In debates on the employment of migrant labor (“foreign workers”) and Israelis in agriculture, one claim is heard repeatedly: Israelis are unable to compete with the amazing capabilities of the Thais to work long hours under the hot sun. A document released by the Knesset’s Information and Research Center offers a worrying explanation.</p>

    Drug-induced efficiency?

    In debates on the employment of migrant labor (“foreign workers”) and Israelis in agriculture, one claim is heard repeatedly: Israelis are unable to compete with the amazing capabilities of the Thais to work long hours under the hot sun. A document released by the Knesset’s Information and Research Center offers a worrying explanation.

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  • <p>Next week we may go shopping at the supermarket, the town markets or the corner store, and find ourselves standing before empty shelves: farmers' organizations including the Israel Farmers Federation, the Growers' Union and the Poultry Farmers' Association are threatening to strike, cutting off all supplies for three days.</p>

    ‘1,000 Israeli women want to work in agriculture’

    Next week we may go shopping at the supermarket, the town markets or the corner store, and find ourselves standing before empty shelves: farmers' organizations including the Israel Farmers Federation, the Growers' Union and the Poultry Farmers' Association are threatening to strike, cutting off all supplies for three days.

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