#77 Peretz and the minimum wage - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Gurion
    • 12.11.05 | 16:36 (IST)

    While Danite and Fagin both discuss the virtues and failings of raising the minimum wage in Israel, both speak with a European Social Democratic model in mind. Peretz is much more of a radical, old time socialist. Peretz talks of raising the minimum monthly income to a little over 1,000 US dollars, while the average wage in Israel is around $1,600. This is no minimum wage anymore, but a radical redistribution of income. (And if I am not mistaken, Peretz would also insist on giving temporary workers a permanent position.) We have to wait and see if Peretz would implement such a program. He probably would lose the 2006 elections, and his social program will cause him to refuse to join a Sharon government under any conditions (which is a good thing anyhow).

    from the article: Analysis / Fold up the road map
    First published 00:00 11.11.05 | Last updated 00:00 11.11.05
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