Airline workers protest against government inaction at Ben Gurion Airport, August 19, 2021.

Airline Workers Block Runway, Shut Down Ben-Gurion Airport

Airline workers staged a demonstration at the Ben-Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv on Thursday, August 19, to express their dissatisfaction with governmental policy, their stressful work environment, and the laying off of thousands of their fellow employees. Workers of the Israel Airports Authority (IAA), which operates the airport, joined the demonstrations in solidarity with the airline…

Medical lab workers demonstrate at Sheba Hospital, Tel Hashomer, August 11, 2020. The sign in the foreground reads: "Don't abandon public medical care."

Striking Lab Workers Accuse Gov’t: You’re “Looting the Public Coffers”

Around 2,000 laboratory workers employed at some 400 state-run labs started an open-ended strike on Sunday morning, August 30, amidst a pay dispute with the Treasury. Following reports that the far-right government has begun diverting tests to very expensive private labs, the chairwoman of the Union of Biochemists, Microbiologists and Laboratory Workers, Esther Admon, wrote in…