Holocaust Hospice Workers Win Labor Struggle with Israel’s Treasury

Some 130 subcontracted workers at three mental health hospices for Holocaust survivors were reinstated as government employees yesterday by the treasury, in a delayed implementation of a year-old agreement with the Histadrut labor federation that reduces the impact to employees of privatizing social services.

The treasury has agreed to give workers the same seniority-related benefits they would have received had they been government employees all along.

“This is a great day for the hospice workers,” said Rochele Avrahami, who heads the union of workers at hospices for Holocaust survivors. “After a full year in which we waited patiently, we have reached an agreement for our immediate integration as government employees.”

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