Social workers' strike: confronting a privatized state

Adiv, Assaf
March 2011
Challenge (07924143);2011, p4
The article discusses highlights of the strike of the Social Workers' Union (SWU). The leadership of the SWU rejected the collective agreement proposed by Histadrut trade union on March 20, 2011. It discusses the issues that led to the strike on March 6, including low wages of public sector social workers and the privatization of social services with the author contending that the strike exposed the defects of neo-liberal capitalism.


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