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Support an Increase in the Minimum Wage in Israel
Petition Background (Preamble):
25% of all wage earners in Israel (including 43% of hospitality and food service workers ), have salaries that fall between the current and the proposed higher minimum wage.
The Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz has came out against the proposed law raising the minimum wage. Steinitz, in appealing the decision to cabinet secretary said that implementing the law would make the cost of labor substantially more expensive.
Similarly the Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer has come out in opposition saying it will make Israel less competitive by hurting manufacturers, primarily those dependent on low-paid labor and those trying to compete internationally.
The current minimum wage in Israel is not realistic and does not properly take in to account the actual cost of rent, food, transportation, energy costs and other bills.
We furthermore call upon our government to implement current legislation for non payment of minimum wages by any employer.
The Support an Increase in the Minimum Wage in Israel petition to The Prime Minister Mr. Netanyahu, The Finance Minister Mr.Steinitz was written by israemploy and is in the category Employment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: employment, jobs, minimum wage, israel, salary