IKEA Israel joins wave of unionization
The Histadrut aims to unionize one-third of IKEA Israel's 930 employees.,
Bronfman Fisher Investments Ltd., owned by Matthew Bronfman and Sholem Fisher owns the IKEA Israel franchise. In January, the company reported NIS 770 million in sales in 2012, 39% more than in 2011, and the employees want a bigger piece of the pie.
IKEA Israel's management said in response, "IKEA respects its employees and considers their unionization as legitimate, so long as it is carried out without disrupting the activity of the stores and their customers."
Since the precedent-setting ruling in the Pelephone Communications Ltd. unionization case by the National Labor Court in early January, that an employer does not have the right to intervene or express an opinion about unionization by employees, there has been a marked increase in unionizing in the private sector. Workers committees have been established at Kamada Ltd. (TASE: KMDA), Ubank Ltd., Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd. (TASE: CLIS), steelmaker Hod Assaf Industries Ltd., and other companies.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on February 26, 2013
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