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Jewish Agency Opposes the Proposed Anti-strike Law in Palestine

July 27, 1941
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Charging that there is no necessity for the anti-strike law projected by the Palestine government, Dr. Isaac Gruenbaum, director of the Labor Department of the Jewish Agency, stated at a press conference today, that promulgation of the law will “ruin the dynamic power and development of the Yishub and mean the ruination of the sole European oasis in the East created by Jews.”

In a comprehensive analysis of the drafted version of the law Dr. Gruenbaum added that “there are two economic factors in Palestine built on different bases – one, on the Jewish standard of living, and one, on the Arab standard.” The new law, Dr. Gruenbaum maintained, will undoubtedly lower the living standard of the Yishub.

The Jewish Agency had undertaken the necessary steps to normalise labor relations and has succeeded in establishing impartial labor exchanges in all the Jewish settlements, he said. Dr. Gruenbaum also disclosed that the Agency is now preparing to frame agreements between employees and employers in the towns and industries.

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