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Israel: Unions could be headed for monopoly status

 |  January 20, 2014

Israeli government officials are reportedly looking into new legal procedures that would allow the nation’s Antitrust Court to declare strong workers’ unions as monopolies in extreme cases, say reports.

Antitrust head David Gilo, along with Attorney General Yehudah Weinstein and Deputy Attorney General Avi Licht are exploring a way to allow the Antitrust Court to intervene in labor disputes under certain circumstances; further, the officials want to give the Court legal power to declare the 13 strongest unions of companies and essential services as monopolies.

Should such legislation formulate, reports say those unions would include the Israel Electric Company, the airport Authority, Israel Railways, the ports and the Mekorot water company.

Full Content: Israel National News

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