Privatisation, outsourcing and employment relations in Israel

Paz-Fuchs, Amir Privatisation, outsourcing and employment relations in Israel. In: Paz-Fuchs, Amir, Mandelkern, Ronen and Galnoor, Itzhak (eds.) The privatization of Israel: the withdrawal of state responsibility. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 283-309. ISBN 9781137601568

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This chapter focuses on the effect that outsourcing, as a subset of privatization, has had on employment relations in Israel. In particular, chapter highlights the adverse, and perhaps counter-intuitive, effects that the law has had on the plight of Israeli contract workers.

Israeli governmental agencies and local councils have turned to outsourcing as a means to circumventing post limits and due to the Ministry of Finance’s pressures to increase ‘flexibility’ in the civil service. Intriguingly, paradoxically, and tragically, the law’s effort to regulate this growing phenomenon has led employers resorting to tactics which have redefined agency workers (teachers, nurses, etc) as workers subject to the “outsourcing of services” (teaching, nursing, etc). This has moved such workers into a legal void, depriving them of rights and protection.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Privatisation, employment, outsourcing, Israel
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
K Law
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence
Depositing User: Amir Paz-Fuchs
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 13:42
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 13:47

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