The founder of the factory, the industrialist Steph Wertheimer and the factory that is about to be closed (Photo: Haaretz, Gil Eliyahu)
The Histadrut announced a warning strike tomorrow (Thursday) morning at the "Blade Technology" plant in Nahariya, which is scheduled to close in 2025, due to the fact that 900 of its employees are facing layoffs.
The announcement of the strike came after a meeting between the chairman of the Galil region of the Histadrut, Asher Shmueli, and the lawyers representing Pratt & Whitney, the owner of the blade factory, founded by Steph Wertheimer, during which the Histadrut was informed of another company expressing interest in purchasing the factory, a corporation A large American in the field of jet engines.
This is the fifth company that is interested in purchasing the plant, some of them have already contacted "Pratt & Whitney" and asked for business details to start the due diligence process.
During the meeting, Pratt's lawyers made it clear that the company does not intend to go back on its intention to close the plant in two years, as it had previously announced, and it will continue with the steps to close the activity, at the same time as examining the proposals that will come to it.
The Histadrut, which is making efforts to find a buyer for the plant, demands that the move be suspended until the procedure is exhausted.
Due to the refusal, she announced a warning strike that would begin tomorrow morning.
"It has been a month since the announcement of the mega industrial attack and the firing of hundreds of employees," says Shmueli, "and we have not received any serious response from the management of Pratt & Whitney. We will have no choice but to shut down completely."