2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Israel
|Publisher||International Trade Union Confederation|
|Publication Date||6 June 2013|
|Cite as||International Trade Union Confederation, 2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Israel, 6 June 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/51b8516cc.html [accessed 25 April 2017]|
|Disclaimer||This is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.|
Lack of consultation with unions: On 19 February 2012, Israel Railways signed an outsourcing agreement with the Canadian railway car manufacturer, Bombardier Inc., without the approval of Histadrut or the head of the Israel Railways workers' committee.
Anti-union discrimination: On 6 June 2012, Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd. CEO, Shy Talmon, warned employees not to join a union. He pointed out that "a collective agreement has many disadvantages: it creates uniformity in job conditions, which makes it difficult, and sometimes impossible, to compensate employees on a personal basis based on performance".
On 21 October 2012, it was reported that Tel Aviv's municipal bike rental service Tel-O-Fun terminated the contract of a union leader and interrogated workers on whether they were attempting to join a union.