Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest Teva layoffs -

Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest Teva layoffs

Israeli workers strike nationwide to protest Teva layoffs




Israeli workers of Teva, the world’s greatest producer of generic medication, maintain placard throughout a protest within the centre of Jerusalem on December 17, 2017, towards plans by the pharmaceutical large to shed workers.

Israel’s nationwide commerce union is holding a nationwide strike to protest generic drugmaker Teva’s resolution to put off 1 / 4 of its workforce.

Israel-based Teva introduced final Thursday that it was chopping 14,000 jobs worldwide, together with 1,700 jobs in Israel. The corporate is taken into account a nationwide treasure and is without doubt one of the largest private-sector employers.

The strike, set to finish at midday, halted operations at Israel’s essential worldwide airport and seaports on Sunday morning. Banks and authorities providers have been closed, and hospitals scaled again operations. In Jerusalem, dozens of protesters blocked visitors close to the doorway to a Teva plant. Some held placards saying, “”Carry the failed administration of Teva to justice.”

Jerusalem’s mayor, Nir Barkat, joined the protest, telling staff he would do every little thing attainable to maintain the plant open.