Hauling Industry

keep on truckin’

Truck drivers must put up with long hours on the road just to make a decent wage. Recent attempts to unionize, though, have been freighted with problems. published in Haaretz, 20.12.2011


Tel Aviv Labor Court rules in Hamenia haulage case: “WAC-Maan is eligible to act as a union”

At the beginning of June, the court ruled on a petition submitted by the Workers Advice Center (WAC) and drivers from the Hamenia transportation company who had organized with WAC. The ruling on this labor dispute was handed down in the Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court by Judge Michal Levitt. Hamenia, one of the longest-standing companies in haulage in Israel, was adamantly against recognizing WAC’s right to act as a union and even refused to recognize its employees’ membership in the organization, and asked the court to reject the petition and prevent WAC from representing its employees.


Why the Payment System in the Israeli Trucking Industry is wrong – The alternative proposal of WAC-Maan

Intolerable working conditions and a harmful payment system characterize the situation of drivers employed by trucking companies in Israel. The center of this system is the procedure that allows these companies to pay their drivers not according to actual hours of work but according to the value of the loads they carry. Actually the trucking industry in Israel does not even count the drivers’ hours; thus it diminishes the possibility of a system that would limit driving time, increasing the dangers that go with long hours on the road.


אנא כתבו את שמכם המלא, טלפון ותיאור קצר של נושא הפנייה, ונציג\ה של מען יחזרו אליכם בהקדם האפשרי.

رجاءً اكتبوا اسمكم الكامل، الهاتف، ووصف قصير حول موضوع توجهكم، ومندوب عن نقابة معًا سيعاود الاتصال بكم لاحقًا

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