Young fast food workers organize in Israel
On May 15, fast food workers in Israel joined the global action on International Fast Food Workers’ Day by highlighting achievements in organizing and gaining recognition. McDonald’s workers together with members of the Histadrut’s youth organization, the Working and Studying Youth Trade Union, visited dozens of McDonald’s outlets and updated workers regarding the collective bargaining agreement about to be signed.
A Histadrut organizer talks to McDonald’s workers
In Israel major organizing successes have recently been achieved in the fast food sector as the Histadrut’s Working and Studying Youth Trade Union has organized thousands of workers and secured collective agreements in a number of fast food companies.
In McDonald’s, workers have established the largest young people’s union committee and are close to signing a collective agreement. Recently, workers at Domino’s Pizza and Pizza Hut have organized and established union committees.
In total, over the past two years, approximately 8,500 youth were organized in the fast food sector.