HOT turns up the heat on technicians who tried to unionize

21.11.2011                      24.Cheschwan. 5772

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HOT turns up the heat on technicians who tried to unionize

'This is employment terrorism. We cannot stay silent as long as it persists,' says Hintal Suissa of the Histadrut unionization department.

Cable broadcaster HOT held hearings Sunday for 20 technicians slated for the ax, following a recent demonstration they held outside management offices in Yakum. During their protest the workers symbolically broke television sets.
The protest ensued after management told the technicians that it did not recognize their organization under the wing of the Histadrut labor federation, or their right to unionize. They were also protesting the decision to hold "round table" discussions with the technicians, to talk about their employment conditions – while management's real goal, said the technicians, is to alarm them and persuade them to dump the Histadrut….