HADERA (Dec. 28)
A reorganization of the Hadera paper mills has been started following agreement by bankers to extend a moratorium on the plant’s debts, the new general manager declared today.
Issachar Halmovich said he intended, as part of the revamping of plant operations, to dispose of its foreign experts and to make Hebrew the language of the company’s administration. He said overseas members of the staff would have to learn Hebrew if they wanted to keep their jobs.
He said he intended to eliminate “the atmosphere of fear” prevailing among staff members and to liberalize management-labor relations. He said management would take a closer interest in employes and their families. Among changes in top personnel, he announced, would be elimination of the plant’s public relations department. He added he personally would handle the contacts with the press.
The board of directors, he stated, had decided to maintain a five-and-a-half day work week, thus dispensing with work on the Sabbath when only maintenance workers would be needed.