Archive for the ‘migrant laborers’ tag
The High Court of Justice this week rejected the petition of Yolanda Gloten, a home health aide who demanded overtime pay, ruling that current Israeli labor laws do not apply to live-in caregivers. (Haaretz)
(Hebrew – Haaretz)
The Knesset’s internal affairs and environmental protection committee chaired by MK Amnon Cohen )Shas) approved an amendment to the “anti-infiltration” law according to which customs officials can confiscate cash money found in the possession of illegal immigrants when they are deported from Israel.
The City of Haifa announced that it will close down any businesses employing illegal immigrants.
Out of a total of approximately 700 requests for residency received in August 2010 from the families of foreign workers whose children were born in Israel, the Interior Ministry has responded to only slightly more than 400 so far. 260 requests are still pending a decision.
A woman from Bangladesh who entered Israel through the Lebanese border after having been physically and emotionally abused by her Lebanese employers was held in an Israeli prison for two months without a hearing because the Population and Immigration Authority delayed dealing with her case. The woman was imprisoned in the Kishon Prison, a criminal detention center, and later transferred to the Givon Prison where illegal residents are held.
A new study determines that migrant laborers are employed under harsh conditions. According to the study, laborers from the Philippines earn less than the minimum wage and Thai laborers do not receive severance pay.
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A document presented to the Knesset’s Committee on Foreign Workers shows that as of May 2011, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor’s supervision department had only 6 full-time inspectors and 2 students who are supposed to enforce all of the protective labor laws for 250,000 migrant laborers, including those legally working in Israel and those without permits.
Tel Aviv Municipality announced plans to open a kindergarten in Hatikva neighborhood where children of migrant workers will not be admitted.
Hundreds of people, mostly residents of South Tel Aviv neighborhoods, demonstrated against refugees and migrant laborers living in their neighborhoods. The residents complain of violence and that Jewish women are pestered. Tamir Yaakov, a resident of Ramle of Ethiopian origins, was booed at firs when he stepped up to speak to the assembled crowd, until he made it clear that he was a Jew. (Hebrew)
Dozens of refugees were dismissed from their jobs after new regulations were published, prohibiting the employment of asylum-seekers in Israel. The regulations have not yet come into force. (Hebrew)