Partner Alleged to Have Fired Staff to Stop Union

The 19 former employees had tried to organize through the Koach La'Ovdim labor federation over a period of two years, until the company announced it was closing the service centers last December.

Partner Communications has fired a group of its employees in Jerusalem and shut down the branches where they worked, in a bid to quash their attempts to unionize, according to a collective action lawsuit filed in the Jerusalem regional labor court on Monday.