Israeli wildcat strikers kicked out of union

Israeli wildcat strikers kicked out of union

In unprecedented move, the Histadrut union federation has ousted leaders of last weeks wildcat strike on Israel Railways.

The action paves the way for Israel Railways management to prosecute the six workers committee members as if they were regular employees.

Histadrut chairman Ofer Eini has accepted the recommendation of the Trade Union Disciplinary Committee and ousted the members of the Israel Railways northern district workers committee over last week's wildcat strike.

The unprecedented measure by the Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel) paves the way for Israel Railways management to prosecute the six workers committee members as if they were regular employees. A deal between Eini and Israel Railways CEO Yitzhak Harel allows Israel Railways to carry out a number of sanctions against the employees, but not to fire them, because of the severe punishment approved by the Histadrut.

Israel Railways management have not delayed, and has already summoned the strike leaders for a disciplinary hearing on Sunday.

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Feb 13 2009 19:21

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