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Convention of Kibbu Tzim Decides to Abolish Hired Labor in Settlements

The convention of the Kibbutz Hamcuchad, collective settlements sponsored by the Achdut Haavoda movement, concluded its session with the adoption of a decision to abolish all hired labor in its collective settlements and industrial enterprises run by the settlements. Asserting that the Kibbutz movement was the way to fulfill the aims of socialist Zionism, the convention blamed the difficulties of the movement on the general decrease in pioneering spirit which had resulted in “concentration in the cities and the desire for easy earnings.”

The convention called for action to settle youth in border areas by means of obligatory agricultural service. The delegates also called for more cooperation between the kibbutz movements of Mapai, Mapam and Achdut Haavoda for the benefit of Israel labor.