The Histadrut HAMAOF is the largest professional union in Israel.

Histadrut HAMAOF has over 240,000 members in various occupations throughout different fields. These include, local municipal worker, religious council workers, government agencies and public institutions, Clalit Health Insurance workers through workers union employees, trade workers, bank workers, insurance agencies, boarding schools, agricultural schools, basketball players, etc.

Arnon Bar-David serves as the head of the Histadrut HAMAOF and he also served as head of the worker's committee for the Tel-Aviv municipality for over 10 years. Bar David has successfully run the organization to achieve new goals and horizons, with the assistance of the division heads in the Histadrut HAMAOF.

HAMAOF is in direct contact with workers' committees from over 1000 work places located all over Israel. The dozens of HAMAOF branch offices and workers' committees or councils work together to protect and safeguard the employees' rights.

The primary range of activities of the committee heads and their staffs are dedicated to the "Education Revolution," which allows every worker the opportunity to study or enrich their knowledge or educational status. This includes continuing education programs or courses, personal enrichment and all other learning options to receive a special reward or compensation.

During the 14th annual Conference of Worker's Union, the name of the organization was changed to the Professional Worker's Union-administrative, agricultural and clerical workers.


  • Negotiates collective bargaining agreements in conjunction with employer organizations, private employer and public institutions to reach the goal of obtaining and implementing workers' rights.

  • Managing professional disagreements or conflicts with declaring work disputes, strikes and sanctions subject to the direction, statue and authorization of the Histadrut HAMAOF as a professional union.

  • The signing of the collective bargaining agreements and the rules and conditions connected to workers' salaries, their job comfort and security, compensation, future job security and additional issues tied to the domain of the treatment of workers' by their employers.

  • Manage local work disputes and represent worker councils in different situations, such as labor court, appeals court or supreme court.

  • Adding workers and promoting new places of employment for members of the general workers union and the professional union and all other union organizations.

  • Managing work disputes against the controlling local authorities in the economic and social fields using the relevant informational and media resources.

  • Establishing local workers' committees, expanding them to correspond with national regulations/standards of the workers' committees by accompanying their daily activities.

  • Concern for the continuing general and professional education for employees and receiving proper compensation from completing the continuing education courses.

  • Organizing seminars and continuing educational courses for workers' committees and employees in their professional unions, legal labor matters and the activities and effective functioning of the workers' committees.

  • Solidarity and support in the struggle of people with disabilities, students, pensioners, and the unemployed.

  • Initiating agreements and or discussions with policy makers in the social and economic fields in connection to employment with the purpose to conduct a public dialogue. The goal is to sign social agreements, general pacts, etc. to ensure the improvement of workers' and pensioners' rights in Israel