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Global unions call for unified action following ICJ ruling on Gaza genocide case

31 January, 2024The Global Unions signatory below note the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Order issued in the case filed by South Africa against Israel regarding the application of the Genocide Convention in the Gaza Strip, which demonstrates the vital importance of the international rule of law and effective enforcement.

Israel: union pressure prompts suspension of proposed legislation

31 March, 2023On 27 March, IndustriALL affiliate Histadrut, which is the largest trade union organization in the country, called for a general strike to stop new proposed legislation, which plans to overhaul the judiciary system. 

Joint statement of IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union on Israel’s annexation of Palestinian lands

8 July, 2020IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union jointly express their opposition and protest against Israel’s annexation of Palestinian lands in contradiction of the spirit and provisions of international law.

Restructuring at leading Israeli pharmaceutical company causes mass job losses

19 December, 2017Teva, a leading Isreali-based generic drug producer recently announced a restructuring plan that will cause 14,000 job losses out of 55,000 worldwide. Teva workers in every corner of the world are outraged.

Israeli High Court signals end of right to strike at state-owned enterprises

16 August, 2017The High Court of Justice in Israel has issued a preliminary ruling that workers at state-owned enterprises can no longer strike against market reforms being undertaken by the government.

Palestine and Israel: increased union cooperation and solidarity

29 May, 2017An IndustriALL mission to Palestine and Israel on 15 to 18 May, aimed to show support and solidarity with affiliates and to discuss cooperation.

Strike ends in victory for Israeli chemical workers

3 June, 2015Israeli trade union, Histadrut, has succeeded in saving hundreds of chemical workers’ jobs in an agreement reached on 28 May, bringing an end to a four-month-long strike.

Israel: workers strike against mass layoffs

19 February, 2015Israel Chemicals (ICL) has made a number of unilateral decisions that will lead to 140 layoffs at the group's Bromine Compounds subsidiary.  In response IndustriALL affiliate Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel) has been on strike for over two weeks. 

Israeli union wins rise in minimum wage

8 December, 2014Israeli union federation Histadrut has succeeded in increasing the minimum wage for private workers in Israel by NIS 700 (US$175) rather than NIS 200 (US$50) proposed by the finance minister.