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Economy and Society: December 12, 2011

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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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December 12th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Economy and Society: October 28, 2011

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More than 10,000 Arab women are employed in agriculture through local contractors, who pay them 100 NIS for an 8-10 hour workday.

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October 28th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Economy: 2 January, 2011

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The Treasury has declared that it does not intend to obey the order that will be signed by Trade and Commerce Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer, which would raise the minimum wage throughout the country. Treasury claims that the order does not apply to the public sector. (Hebrew)

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January 2nd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Closed Society: 12 November, 2010

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More than 100 Palestinian laborers work in towns and villages in the Valley Region. Their pay is NIS 10 per hour on average (approximately $2.50), they generally work for more than 12 hours at a stretch, and they reside in tents at their place of employment. (Hebrew)

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November 12th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Economy: 29 October, 2010

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45% of civil servants in Israel earn wages lower than average, and 35% of them receive stipends bringing their wages up to minimum wage (Hebrew). This information transpires from a document about record-holders in low public sector wages, published by Treasury Wage Chief, Ilan Levin. The Treasury is reuiqred to publish this report under a law initiated by Knesset Member Shelly Yechimovich (Labor). Yechimovich states that the Wage Chief “chose to bury the data about people receiving low wages.” The Treasury refused, among other things, to include service vendors in the report. Such personnel outsourcing companies employ many of the people employed in the public sector.