BRUNO KREISKY FOUNDATION
FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
 
AWARD WINNERS
     
 

1981
Israel Labor Union „Histadrut“ (Israel)

The Israeli labor union Histadrut and the General Federation of the Workers in Israel (GFWI) was founded in 1934 in Jerusalem. The fundamental principle of the organization is to serve all workers, regardless of their political views or their connection to political parties. Furthermore, Histadrut supports better working conditions and works as a mediator between workers and employers. Histadrut has a network of kindergartens, as well as a national youth movement and a housing development called „Sela.“ Based on the daily, direct, and, permanent relations to the Arab workers in Israel, Histadrut is confronted with the issue of peaceful coexistence, and integration into society. The Israeli labor union Histadrut received the Bruno Kreisky Prize in 1981 for supporting the coexistence of Palestinian Arabs and Jews in the north of Israel.

 
 
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