The state attorney’s office, representing the government, appealed to the Supreme court of justice with a claim against the employment tribunals system and its chair, judge Yigal of Plitman.
Within an unprecedented action, mandated the legal adviser to the government Avihem Mandelblit, the state accuses the system of employment tribunals in violation of the sovereignty of the government and undermining its authority.
The cause of action was the decision of judge Pitman to provide the working Committee of the Israel electric company law for an unlimited strike.
The lawsuit alleges that the labour court has sanctioned the political strike, and that giving workers a «Hevrat Hashmal» a veto on reform prepared by the government for the benefit of the entire population of the country, the court virtually delegated the powers of the government and the Knesset on the government.
Recall that on 5 may 2017 the Israeli national labour court ruled that employees of the Israel electric company («Hevrat Hashmal») have the right to strike without restrictions, rejecting the appeal of the state on the decision of the Haifa regional labour court.
In the ruling the judge Yigal Plitman actually ordered the state to agree on a reform of the electricity market working Committee «Hevrat Hashmal».