Chairman of the Israel National Economic Council Advisory Committee Uri Yogev has declared a tightening of the regulations pertaining to hiring family members in government-run industries.
Despite government initiatives to reduce nepotism in 2005 and again in 2008, the problem has only worsened.
In the port of Ashdod, 42% of the employees are related to one another. In the Israel Electric Corporation the figure is 24%; at Israel Aerospace, 15%; Postal Service, 14%.
Among the new rules, which will go into effect within 30 days of their publication, hiring of family members will be frozen in state-run companies with over 5% family members on the payroll.