08.10.2011 11.Cheschwan. 5772
Battle for workers' rights not over, says contract social worker; follows 4 hour strike that shut down public transport, international flights, health services.
Monday’s four-hour strike that shut down public transport, international flights, health, welfare, educational services and more is just the start of the battle to end the growing trend of contract workers, said social workers employed through non-profit welfare organizations to provide services in the public sector.
“The strike brought this issue to the public consciousness, but it was not enough, and we see this as only the beginning of the battle,” said “Karen,” a contract social worker, who requested anonymity, from the Atidenu movement.
Karen, a social worker for youth, has the same tasks and responsibility as other social workers employed by her local municipality but does not receive the same benefits or status as them….