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HISTADRUTGeneral Federation of Labour in Israel (trade union)
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Unions raised funds for Histadrut, and in 1937 the National Committee for Labor in Palestine sent a delegation there.
"I have been working in Israel for the past 25 years, and I demand that the Histadrut not transfer any of my allowances to them.
After all, the period we have been discussing, extending roughly until the 1967 war, was the one many refer to as the "socialist" chapter in Israel's history: the party in power was "The Party of the Workers of Eretz Israel"; most workers belonged to the powerful Histadrut; and the collectivist Kibbutzim were at the forefront of picture-card Israel, the equivalent of today's hi-tech start-ups.
The only union (Histadrut) was a dominant power, economically and politically.
Solel boneh, Paving and Building, is a construction and civil engineering company founded in 1921 by the Histadrut (General Organization of Workers in the Land of Israel).
Arab labourers were denied the right to join even the Histadrut (the Israeli labour union) on the grounds that it was only for Jewish workers.
The former head of the powerful Histadrut labour union, who left Labour to join Justice Minister's Tzipi Livni's HaTnuah party before the latest election, has been a vocal critic of Netanyahu's social policies.
Drawing on fieldwork he conducted from 1969 to 1970 and 1972 to 1974, he describes the general features of the hamlets and village; the historical background and environment, including different types of dwellings, land ownership, housing projects and new buildings, local government and institutions, education, transportation and communications, and contacts between hamlets; their economic structure, including occupations, Histadrut membership, land leases, distribution of irrigation water, water cooperatives, livestock, and occupational changes and attitudes toward the village; marriage patterns, focusing on in-group and out-group marriages and differences between reality and ideology; and women's status and role in the family and community in terms of power, ideology vs.
Local professional unions (which were all part of Histadrut Federation) promoted a "family supplement" to which only married men were entitled.
"The move left the company's workers without wages, severance payments and other rights according to collective work agreements that were signed with the Histadrut," explains attorney Yoni Abadi, who represents the workers.
Privatisation Moves Forward: In July 2013 we wrote that the threat of downside risk to our container throughput forecasts for the Israeli ports of Haifa and Ashdod appeared to have abated, with the Histadrut labour federation, which is present in both facilities and are against the planned privatisation of these port's container terminals, unlikely to call a strike in protest against the planned privatisation, as such a move would be reportedly be opposed by 83% of Israelis.
The Histadrut (General Federation of Labour in Israel) is believed to have organised a lightning campaign to sign up 1,000 employees, a third of the company's workforce, in a day.