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Equal Pay Calculator Wins Prize

Equal Pay Calculator Wins Prize

Like their counterparts in the US and other countries across the globe, Israeli women face persistent gender-based wage gaps. However, thanks to the Equal Pay Calculator – an innovative tool to encourage and enable employers to identify and address gendered pay gaps – we’re working to change the status quo and help Israeli women to [&hellip

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Equal Pay: Demanding Change

Equal Pay: Demanding Change

New York University Professor Paula England, a leading international expert on women, gender and work and past president of the American Sociological Association, addressed 200 participants from every sector and area of the country at the Equalizing Wages in Israel’s Workforce conference, “Equal Pay: Demanding Change,” at Tel Aviv University on November 19th. England, who [&hellip

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Social Justice for Subcontracted Workers

Social Justice for Subcontracted Workers

Since the national elections, the Shatil-coordinated Direct Employment Coalition has stepped up efforts against unjust employment practices prevalent in the Israeli job market. Prominent on the agenda is the predicament faced by “shoulder-to-shoulder workers”—employees who perform the same work as their colleagues, with the same responsibilities, but who are not compensated equally due to their [&hellip

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A New Tool Against Gender Wage Gaps

A New Tool Against Gender Wage Gaps

A new website was just launched by the Ministry of Economics Equal Employment Opportunities Commission featuring the Shatil-developed online equal pay tool, which allows employers to easily retrieve information about the wages of men vs. women in their organization. Also on the site is an employer’s manual outlining ways to assess and mitigate wage gaps [&hellip

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Equal Pay Project Reaches More Women

Equal Pay Project Reaches More Women

More than 500 Israeli women, politicians, CEOs, media personalities, and others, gathered for a November 10th conference on gender wage gaps and career advancement. The Conference was organised by the Equal Pay Project – an initiative of SHATIL, the Israel Women’s Network, the Adva centre, and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission –which works to address [&hellip

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Demanding direct employment

Demanding direct employment

More than 120 workers, students, activists and Knesset members came together on July 9th to demand an end to the private contracting of government services. “We aim to rebuild the welfare system in Israel, and the primary way to do so is to return to direct employment,” said social work student Eran Hulata. The National [&hellip

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Working together to ensure direct and fair employment.

Working together to ensure direct and fair employment.

More than 250 contract workers and activists came together on December 31 to demand that Israel’s decision-makers take concrete steps to ensure their direct and fair employment. The high level Knesset members in attendance at the tempestuous gathering were themselves quite direct. “I will not be a part of a governing coalition that does not [&hellip

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SHATIL and women’s groups take significant steps to ensure equality of women in the workplace

SHATIL and women’s groups take significant steps to ensure equality of women in the workplace

Shatil and a number of women’s organizations have put women’s dignity on the national agenda, prodding the government to take numerous steps to ensure greater equality and wellbeing of women in the workplace. The Equality and Dignity in the Workplace Project, a three-year initiative involving SHATIL in partnership with a broad range of Israeli women’s [&hellip

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Cafeteria worker turned activist wins precedent-setting case

Cafeteria worker turned activist wins precedent-setting case

Shira Cohen doesn’t look like a change-maker. But the shy, petite graduate of Israel’s Haredi school system won a precedent-setting case that will better the lot of Israel’s least protected workers – those employed by contractors. Last March, a new contractor won the tender for operating the Knesset cafeteria and promptly refused to rehire Cohen [&hellip

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Subcontracted Workers Gather for a Historic March Outside the Prime Minister’s Residence

Subcontracted Workers Gather for a Historic March Outside the Prime Minister’s Residence

Last week, hundreds of subcontracted workers participated in a historic gathering outside of the Prime Minister’s residence, demanding their right to direct employment. For the first time, Israeli subcontracted workers joined together to raise awareness about their struggle in a public demonstration. Jews and Arabs, men and women, immigrants and old-timers, unified behind one clear [&hellip

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