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Wage agreement in the train: the end of the era of the "mysterious" diseases? - Walla! Of money


The first train of wage agreements will leave the Histadrut station today, with the signing of a wage agreement in one of the entities that arouse the most emotions among the public: Israel Railways

The first train of salary agreements is underway.

End of the days of the Italian strike? (Photo: Reuven Castro)

It is doubtful if there are many bodies that arouse so many emotions among the public as Israel Railways.

It seems that there is no need to even explain how necessary an efficient train system is in a country that is collapsing under the traffic jams, but in recent years it seemed that the train was progressing in the opposite direction of the need.

Some of the problems stemmed from the need to upgrade the infrastructures and adapt them to support a modern train system.

Others were the result of murky working relationships, which made the chairman of the committee, Gila Adrai, a familiar figure in almost every home in Israel.

Among other things, prominent in the history of labor disputes in the Israel Railways were many "mysterious diseases" that used to attack the drivers all at once.

Gila Adrai, Chairman of the Railway Workers' Committee at the time of one of the clashes between the workers and the management, in 2012. A history of well-publicized labor disputes (Photo: Dror Einav)

The owner of joy

Today, all this should come to an end, with the signing of new wage agreements at Israel Railways.

The event that will be held at the Histadrut House will bring together for a triumphant image the

Minister of Transportation, Miri Regev

, who according to the reports went a long way towards the workers, to ensure peace in the railway sector during her shift,

the Chairman of the Histadrut, Arnon Bar David

- who will strive to show that his way, the way of negotiations, is not Less effective (and certainly more constructive) than the method of sanctions and strikes.

Also among the celebrants:

Gila Adrai, Chairman of the Railway Workers' Committee

- who would be happy to stop being the figure who became a symbol of the strength of the workers' committees and groomsmen on behalf of the management -

CEO Michael Meixner and Chairman Moshe Shimoni

, who will have peace in the labor relations sector, given the development and infrastructure works in the railway.

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First in a series of significant salary agreements

The railway wage agreement is also interesting from another point of view, from a financial point of view: new wage agreements are to be signed in many areas this year.

The Treasury has already expressed concern that a breach of the budget framework, as a result of generous wage agreements, could increase inflation despite the Bank of Israel's efforts to curb it.

In front of them, the representatives of the employees claim that precisely because of inflation, which has eroded wages, there is a need for special supplements.

In other words: not only the railway workers have their eyes on the signing ceremony today, but also a series of workers' committees who know that they are next in line - and will not settle for an achievement that will be less than that of the railway workers.

  • Of money


  • Israel Railways

  • Adrai found out

  • Arnon Bar David

  • Miri Regev

  • salary agreement

Source: walla

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