The Israeli General Federation of Labour has just achieved impressive gains for many many workers.
Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon and Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel) chairman Avi Nissenkorn have reached understandings that will end the labor dispute over the employment of contract workers. The general strike planned to start on Wednesday has consequently been cancelled.
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Kahlon and Nissenkorn are formulating the understandings after discussing the matter late into the night last night. Their discussions continued this morning, and eventually resulted in agreement. Under the agreement, 10,000 contract workers in the public sector will become full government employees within 4 years and 6,000 contract workers in the private sector will receive employees status.