IBA workers get temporary reprieve

The 1,580 staffers of the Israel Broadcasting Authority who anticipated dismissal notices in the near future were given a temporary reprieve on Sunday thanks to the intervention of the Histadrut labor federation.

The labor union began a series of solidarity strike actions in response to the IBA crisis and in the knowledge that the same so-called “efficiency measures” imposed on the body could be applied to any state-owned enterprise.

Shortly before the special Knesset committee formed to vote on the Israeli Broadcast Corporation Law met to authorize it for its final reading, Histadrut Chairman Avi Nissenkorn and incoming Science, Technology and Space Minister Ophir Akunis – responsible for the IBA – agreed to scrap plans for layoffs and wage cuts from the bill. The committee is headed by MK Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud).

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/IBA-workers-get-temporary-reprieve-413758

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