In light of the move to Neve Ilan: labor dispute was announced in News 13
The transition also has implications for workers' working conditions - if only because they have to leave Tel Aviv.
Against the expected transition of news 13 to the new studios in Neve Ilan, workers declared a labor dispute. Moving to the new studios should significantly improve the visibility of current plans and new releases, and thus may also help to improve ratings, but the transition also has implications for workers' working conditions - if only because they have to leave Tel Aviv. Therefore, in recent weeks conversations have been held between employee representatives and management to make the necessary changes.
Discussions raised various issues such as the need for shuttles, and indeed some of the issues also managed to reach consensus. However, on certain issues, disagreements remained, and so the employees decided to declare a labor dispute.
Today, an email was sent to employees telling them that "in the face of the approaching transition, we had no choice but to declare a labor dispute so that we would not reach the transition day without the possibility of taking organizational steps."
In an email, the board claims that despite agreeing to make a "silent announcement" so as not to create unnecessary escalation, the channel's management has not come to their attention on the key issues left open at the negotiating table. Despite the escalation, the committee has stated its intention to see if the talk channel can outweigh any more positive streaks.
News 13 commented: "Ahead of the move to Neve Ilan and the launch of the new studios, negotiations are underway with the employees, where we discuss all requests and updates together, with a view to reaching common agreements."