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Strike at the Port | Herzog Fox & Neeman Represents Ashdod Port

21 May 2018

Following an illegal strike at the Ashdod Port, which began on the 9th of May, 2018, Herzog’s Labour and Employment Department filed a motion for an injunction against the strike.  The National Labour Court accepted the request and issued an injunction demanding normal service resume immediately.  When this injunction was ignored, an application was filed under section 6 of the Contempt of Court Act, which was accepted by The National Labour Court the same night and a decision issued that the workers’ representatives must adhere to the request by the next morning.

Despite this, other than the union representative, none of the five committee members invited to the discussion attended the meeting, nor did they respond to the union’s requests to return to work.

The Ashdod Port subsequently requested injunctions against the committee heads – extraordinary requests in their own right, which were effected on the 10th of May, 2018.  The following day, the port extended its request to hold all members of the five committees in contempt of court.  The National Labour Court imposed individual ‘conditional fines’ on each committee head, to be upheld if the order were violated.

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