Published: 24/02/2012

On February 12 the Histadrut, Israel’s national trade union centre ended a four day national strike in support of non-union and exploited contract workers in the country.

The strike followed lengthy negotiations which finally reached deadlock three months ago and led to a four hour symbolic national strike in November 2011 which forced the government to resume negotiations.

When deadlock again occurred the Histadrut announced a further much longer strike on February 8 that finally produced the breakthrough they sought on February 12.

You can read more detail of the gains secured for contract workers in Histradrut’s statement here.