850 bromine workers strike over planned lay-offs

Some 850 workers at the Israel Chemicals-owned Bromine Compounds factory went on strike Monday in protest of planned firings.

Israel Chemicals (ICL) sent letters for dismissal hearings to some 140 workers Monday, part of a planned restructuring of the company that will lay off hundreds of Israeli workers even as it grows its operation abroad. On Sunday it inaugurated its 300-person operating in Amsterdam.

The Histadrut Labor Federation, which led the strike, said that the company’s management had stonewalled in the last six months of negotiations, refusing to compromise on a plan that would see 70 workers retire early.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/850-bromine-workers-strike-over-planned-lay-offs-389742

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