6 thoughts on “More austerity suffering for Israeli people

  1. Dispute re-declared on Israeli airlines as “open skies” agreement signed

    On Tuesday, the Histadrut trade union federation renewed an industrial dispute it declared in February involving the El Al, Arkia’ and Yisrair airlines.

    The renewal of the dispute follows Monday’s signing of the “open skies” agreement by the government.

    It is feared that due to the removal of limits on flights to Israel by foreign carriers, fewer flights will be available for domestic carriers resulting in a loss of jobs.

    http://wsws.org/articles/2012/aug2012/wkrs-a03.shtml

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  4. Israel: Maariv staff protest and Haaretz employees begin open-ended strike

    Staff at the Hebrew language daily Maariv burned tires and chanted slogans outside the newspaper’s office building in Tel Aviv Tuesday to protest work conditions, unpaid wages and job threats.

    According to the Times of Israel, “Two thousand employees are set to be laid off as part of the company’s austerity measures. In addition, workers’ representatives reported that some employees did not receive August salaries. Workers said they feared the company would default on their pension payments.”

    Attempts at a corporate purchase of the paper have hit obstacles and Maariv’s financial situation was revealed as worse than previously thought, leading to doubts that the September payroll could be paid.

    Staff at Haaretz started an open-ended strike Tuesday, after management refused to disclose details of planned cuts and austerity measures to rescue the struggling newspaper. On Tuesday morning, hundreds of employees staged a protest demanding that executives put together an emergency plan to increase revenue.

    Reporters have said they will not hold interviews or write news stories, and photographers will not be sending photographs to the news desk. Haaretz is the country’s oldest newspaper, founded in 1918.

    http://wsws.org/articles/2012/sep2012/wkrs-s14.shtml

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