Workers' Rights

Workers' Rights

The Workers Rights Clinic provides legal advice, representation and organizing support to workers. It aims to improve the legal status and working conditions of employees in indirect employment relations; eradicate worker exploitation and promote organized labor by raising workers’ awareness to the benefits of collective action.

 

The Clinic further focuses on the advancement of a particularly disempowered and exploited group of society – Arab and Ethiopian Women – through an EU supported project, and in collaboration with three NGO's (Workers' Hotline, Itach-Maaki – Women Lawyers for Social Justice and Kayan - Feminist Organization).

 

The Clinic uses a diverse toolkit in its efforts to strengthen the status of underprivileged and weak workers in the Israeli labor market including litigation, provision  of legal support to  workers attempting to pursue collective action (unionizing) for the first time in their workplace; proposing  statutory amendments and drafting  bills to be promoted by  Knesset members.

 

Clinical Staff: 

Idit Zimmerman, Adv. – Clinical Instructor

Dr. Hila Shamir - Academic Instructor

 

Additional Reading

Download a full text of Itai Svirski's article: "Moving to Bottom-Up Representation: A Comment on Gomez and Prado, “Flawed Freedom of Association in Brazil,” from the Perspective of the Developing New Unionism in Israel". 

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