Workers at Israel Chemicals unit Dead Sea Works embarked on an all-out strike Thursday after management did not respond to demands by the Histadrut Labor Federation and workers committee to remove the threat of layoffs for hundreds of employees.
The strike is also in solidarity with 140 planned layoffs at sister Israel Chemical company Bromine Compounds, where strikes have been ongoing.
"We are prepared to fight at any price for against the management’s demands. It is due to the hard work and dedication of its employees that Israel Chemicals has succeeded and is profitable, and management’s intention of harming employees and firing them is absurd, aggressive, and above all unnecessary. I call on management to cancel the layoffs and begin talking with us," said Dead Sea Works workers committee chairman Armand Lankri.