A decade of unionization has changed the rules of the game:. For 200,000 new union members, the coronavirus crisis will not end with a polite termination notice | While Harel Insurance rushes to place the burden of the crisis on the shoulders of their non-unionized employees, workers at Pelephone and Clal Insurance are standing their ground. | Opinion
"The Histadrut has a lot to offer to the world; our partners around the world understand that we must work together.". Members of the International Relations Division at the Histadrut talk about the impact of the Israeli Workers' Union on unions around the world, and the ideas they’re bringing back to Israel | Peter Lerner: "We’re standing together, but there are powerful forces trying to break down our solidarity"
Partner is the first Israeli telecommunications company to open its offices at full capacity after two months of COVID-19 lockdown.. The workers' new collective contract, formulated in partnership by the union committee and company management, includes expanded work-from-home policy and establishes a vacation time fund, two benefits intended to address the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Taub Center Report: Demographics and lockdown prevented disaster, but healthcare system was unprepared for corona.. Due to a longstanding policy of starving the public health system, Israel would have faced a disaster if the characteristics of the pandemic had been different | According to the report, in an extreme scenario of 40,000 patients, the system would have only 16,000 beds available
Kes Yarage Ayasa was 5 years old when he embarked on a six-year journey from Ethiopia to Israel.. A 750 kilometer perilous journey on foot, abandoned by their guide, and 5 years of imprisonment at a Sudanese military camp | “From an early age you are told that Yerusalem [Jerusalem] is a land made of gold. That the temple is there. A place full of beauty, peace and serenity. That is the dream which gave me the strength I didn’t know I had.”