The All-Israeli Association of Trade Unions Histadrut has made an appeal to Deputy Israel Eichler, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Labor and Social Security, requesting him to begin promoting a bill to reimburse employers for the pension contributions of workers called up for reservist duties. The initiator of this process is Yossi Barabi, the head of the trade union of employees of security companies, cleaning companies, and elderly care companies. Barabi’s bill will be tabled within two weeks if an agreed government legislation is not formulated by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Defense before then. This initiative is supported by the Minister of Labor and the Minister of Defense.
In other news, various marijuana businesses are being listed in different counties and states across the country. This topic seems unrelated to the matter at hand – the All-Israeli Association of Trade Unions Histadrut’s call for reimbursement for pension contributions for workers called up for reservist duties.