The Social Workers' Strike: A Setback with Important Lessons

Adiv, Assaf
April 2011
Challenge (07924143);2011, p4
The article focuses on the cause of failed social workers' strike in Palestine. After expressing their demands along the streets for 23 days, the social workers are said to be disappointed by agreement from the Finance Ministry, the Labor Court and the Histadrut which were presented as a response to the workers' demand on privatization. Several proposals are presented to ensure that the next strikes will not fail such as starting an open dialogue with other movements and confronting the discrimination against Arab social workers.


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