Company acts before regulator pounces
'You're a coward and the minion of employers,' Labor MK Amir Peretz tells Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz.
Proposal would raise the minimum wage from the current NIS 3,850 a month to NIS 4,600 within 15 months, in several stages.
Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz wants NIS 5.4 billion in new tax revenue; gas, alcohol, cigarette prices to climb.
Hefty after-taxes raise for ministers comes at a time when other segments of the public are being asked to show economic restraint.