The General Federation of Workers in Israel has signed a lease agreement to open their new offices in the Technological Park in Modiin. The company, which will now be located in the Ligad 2 Building, has operated in Tel Aviv for the past 75 years. The move to Modiin Maccabim Reut is an important part of the revival process that the company is currently undergoing.
The General Federation of Works in Israel (GFWI) was founded in 1934 in Jerusalem. GFWI is a professional federation that engages in the professional matters of its members, and collaborates with different organizations to promote, protect and defend workers' rights and status.
GFWI's top priorities are welfare and employees' rights, the protection of workers social rights and wages, protection against discrimination and dismissal at work, signing collective agreements and negotiations with employers, pension consulting, training for workers committees in different fields, legal aid, and more.
The General Federation of Workers in Israel will be taking part in the great momentum that has been taking place over the past year in the city's Technological Park, where lots are marketed at over 180 million shekels. They join Elbit Systems, which purchased a 32 acres where one of its leading projects will be transfered. Other companies to purchase lots in this area include Kravitz, Gad Yam, Ligad, Ariz Ltd., The Israel Association of Community Centers (Matnasim), and Office Depot.
The Modiin Maccabim Reut Municipality places great importance on promoting the park, and municipality workers and the Economic Company's Park Develop Project Manager, Ron Barzani, escorted and accompanied the GFWI throughout the procedure of transferring their entire company. This process included the personal involvement, assistance, and accompaniment of Mayor Haim Bibas.
"The General Federation of Workers in Israel is one of the most important organizations in Israel, and we are hapy and proud that they have come to the city," said Mayor Bibas. "Modiin's Technological Park is in the midst of significant development, renewal, and expansion, and the General Federation of Workers in Israel joins a long lost of organizations and companies that have already come there. I have no doubt that this is only the beginning of the road, and thanks to the [center's] geographic location and the investment of resources, the Technological Park of Modiin Maccabim Reut will be one of the biggest and most significant [parks of its kind] in the center of the State of Israel."
GFWI Chairman Yo'av Shimchi is convinced that the choice to transfer the offices to the new Technological Park is not coincidental, and combines it with the organization's vision to be branded as an organization for workers' rights in Israel. "We are currently working on a new line of products to benefit the workers in Israel," he said. "The General Federation of Workers in Israel has been in a state of constant renewal and revival, and as part of this process we have chosen to shift the organization's management offices to the developing Technological Park of the city of Modiin. The park's location at the heart of the State of Israel's central roads (Route 1, Route 431, Route 443 and Route 6) will greatly affect the General Federation of Workers in Israel's transportation into a boutique organization of the labor market in Israel."
Tuesday, October 19, 2010