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  • Run out of town for teaching farm workers their rights

    Labor advocates set out to explain to Thai agricultural workers what rights they have in Israel. Instead, they are intimidated and chased away by the workers' employers. By Angie Hsu In the rush before leaving Tel Aviv for the Arava Desert Friday morning, I ran into the bathroom and grabbed two bottles of sunscreen. It was the last item on my checklist, for myself, two co-workers and one volunteer from Kav LaOved - Worker’s Hotline. We were going to spend two days visiting Thai migrant agricultural workers in various moshavim in the Arava; I was told the weekend in the…

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  • Home Field: Visiting agricultural workers in Israel, part 4

    In a series of posts based on field visits and meetings with migrant workers in Israel, Noa Shauer and Shiraz Grinbaum highlight the conditions, hardships and exploitation of foreign workers. In part 4, workers go on strike after being made to use pesticides without protection, are forced to live in deplorable conditions and have their salaries withheld. Read part 3 here, part 2 here, and part 1 here Text by: Noa Shauer /Kav LaOved (translated by: Sharon Kerpel) We arrived at Moshav Sde Trumot following a spontaneous strike by agricultural workers on February 11, 2014.  The strike took place after their employers withheld…

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