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Knesset Advances Bill to Reimburse Employers for Reservists’ Pension Payments


Nov 21, 2023

The All-Israeli Association of Trade Unions Histadrut has issued an appeal to Deputy Israel Eichler, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on Labor and Social Security, to promote a bill that would reimburse employers for the pension contributions of workers called up for reservist duties. The initiative was proposed by Yossi Barabi, head of the trade union representing employees in security, cleaning, and elderly care companies.

Under the current National Insurance Law, reservists are compensated based on their “gross” salary without considering social conditions paid by employers such as pension contributions, severance pay, vacation pay, health benefits, and sick days. These non-reimbursable losses can amount to 22%-36% of an employee’s salary.

According to MP Eti Atia, this issue is particularly pressing in the safety and security sector where approximately 100 thousand people are employed and at least 20% of them are called up for reservist service. This puts significant financial burden on already struggling security companies that have to pay 25% of the salaries of 20% of their workers.

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