Ofer Eini ארכיון

  • <p>On April 21 the Israeli government voted to open Israeli skies to international air traffic, following an agreement with the European Union. This drastic step will bring about the dismissal of thousands of workers. It will open aviation to Israel to companies defined as Low Cost Companies (LCC). These companies, which are under no governmental control, reduce the prices of flights by cutting expenditure on flight safety and in particular by impoverishing employees: it ends in reducing salaries and transferring work to outsourcing firms, thereby eliminating, or significantly reducing, workers' wages and social benefits.</p>

    The Open Sky reform in Israel – a code name for massive layoffs and more subcontracting in the Transportation Sector

    On April 21 the Israeli government voted to open Israeli skies to international air traffic, following an agreement with the European Union. This drastic step will bring about the dismissal of thousands of workers. It will open aviation to Israel to companies defined as Low Cost Companies (LCC). These companies, which are under no governmental control, reduce the prices of flights by cutting expenditure on flight safety and in particular by impoverishing employees: it ends in reducing salaries and transferring work to outsourcing firms, thereby eliminating, or significantly reducing, workers' wages and social benefits.

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  • <p>As in the social workers’ strike a year ago, Eini fails in his responsibilities as a workers’ leader, exploiting his links with the political elite to dictate a settlement that suits the Treasury. It will be remembered that the social-workers union rejected the settlement devised in March 2011 by Eini and the Treasury. Eini didn’t accept the position of the social workers. Instead, he helped to refer the matter to an industrial tribunal, where, under severe pressure, and in a bid to avoid restarting the negotiations from scratch without the backing of the Histadrut, the social-workers union was forced to back down.</p>

    Histadrut chief Eini koshers rail privatization

    As in the social workers’ strike a year ago, Eini fails in his responsibilities as a workers’ leader, exploiting his links with the political elite to dictate a settlement that suits the Treasury. It will be remembered that the social-workers union rejected the settlement devised in March 2011 by Eini and the Treasury. Eini didn’t accept the position of the social workers. Instead, he helped to refer the matter to an industrial tribunal, where, under severe pressure, and in a bid to avoid restarting the negotiations from scratch without the backing of the Histadrut, the social-workers union was forced to back down.

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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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  • <p>It’s not nice to spoil the party which so many prominent names have joined. However, Ofer Eini’s call to struggle against the exploitative system of employment via manpower agencies lacks all credibility. If the Histadrut chairperson has looked back on his career so far and come to recognize the evils of this employment framework, he must admit his responsibility for creating it and go home.</p>

    Ofer Eini’s false fight for manpower workers

    It’s not nice to spoil the party which so many prominent names have joined. However, Ofer Eini’s call to struggle against the exploitative system of employment via manpower agencies lacks all credibility. If the Histadrut chairperson has looked back on his career so far and come to recognize the evils of this employment framework, he must admit his responsibility for creating it and go home.

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