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.

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