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Israel Port Workers Strike Prove Necessity to Open Alternative Private Ports

Workers in both Ashdod and Haifa ports said they will continue their strike on Thursday despite the court’s order to return to work.

By Moshe Cohen


Port workers intend to continue with their wildcat strike, as Israel’s main ports in Haifa and Ashdod remained closed on Thursday. The workers said they would remain off the job even if a court ordered them back to work.

Haifa port – Photo: Albatross Aerial Photography

A Labor Court judge held a hearing late Wednesday at the behest of port management, and found that the workers had no basis for a work action, ordering all of them back to work at 4:30 a.m.  Continue Reading »

Histadrut labor federation chief resigns


New leader to sit on top of Israel’s organized labor federation as Histadrut chief announces resignation following major policy successes &  diminishing personal political strength with leading Israeli party heads.




The Histadrut labor federation’s chairman announced on Tuesday he will leave the position he has filled since 2006 next year on February 1.

Ofer Eini

Ofer Eini. – Photo: Moti Milrod

Ofer Eini will step down in the middle of his third term, which be began in May 2012. He made his announcement to the heads of the various factions of the political coalition that runs the Histadrut. Continue Reading »

Gov’t issues int’l tenders for 2 private ports, ending Histadrut’s strangle-hold


PM Netanyahu: Gov’t can’t allow port workers to threaten Israel’s economy.

Transportation Minister Katz says program to stimulate competition, activity will reduce consumer prices.



The government issued two international tenders Wednesday for the construction and operation of two new private seaports to compete with the existing Ashdod and Haifa ports.  Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared the move, “the end of monopolies” at the nation’s ports.

PM Netanyahu announces tenders for new portz with Lapid, Katz

PM Netanyahu announces tenders for new portz with Lapid, Katz – Photo: Koby Gideon/GPO

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz originally announced in May that the tenders would be issued by July 1.

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Netanyahu planning reforms to break monopolies & lower prices

Knesset approves legislation to lower cost of cars & spare parts amid looming battles with the Histadrut labor federation.




The government will push forward with economic reforms that will “bring down the cost of living,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

Massive battles loom with the Histadrut labor federation and others over the planned changes.

Bibi 521


The cabinet discussed wide-ranging reforms in the automobile sector to increase competition by opening the field to more car importers and decreasing regulation on spare car parts, approving legislation to overhaul the country’s car industry.

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