Tnuva Gives in to Workers' Demands

Three weeks after the Tnuva distribution center workers' strike in Jerusalem, company management caved in to compensation demands for transfering the center's operations to Kiryat Malachi. The heads of the dairy agreed with the Histadrut labor federation to pay workers a monthly bonus of NIS 2,000. Tnuva will likely lay off 90 of the center's 160 workers when it moves.

The deal gives 95 percent of the workers the option to move to the new center. Distributors arriving by car will receive an extra NIS 100 per day and their assistants NIS 70 per day to compensate for the lost travel time. Workers arriving by public transport will receive an extra NIS 60 per day. Those who opt for early retirement will receive twice the regular severance pay limit.