TraffLab Research Fellow


Dr. Assaf S. Bondy

Assaf Bondy is a Lady Davis Postdoctoral Fellow at the department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University (Jerusalem) and TraffLab Research Fellow.


Researching Industrial Relations systems and dynamics, Bondy's current projects deal with trade-unions’ strategies and revitalization and the ways they promote sectoral regulation, workers’ rights as well as forms of labor rights’ enforcement.  Prior to Joining the Hebrew University, he was a PhD candidate at the department of Labor Studies at Tel-Aviv University and worked on the development of sector-level collective bargaining in Israel (1945-2015). In the years 2008-2017 Bondy took part in the foundation of “Koach LaOvdim (Power to the Workers) – Democratic Trade Union”. He worked as an organizer, coordinated the union’s southern district and was the leading coordinator of the transport sector union.


Research at TraffLab: Bondy will lead (together with Dr. Hila Shamir) the project on migrant construction workers, seeking to link the sectoral migration policy and regulation with the situation of industrial relations and workers’ rights in the Israeli construction sector.


Relevant Publications

Assaf Bondy, Worker Participation as a Sound Element in Corporate Governance, in SUSTAINABLE COMPANY AND FAIR RELATIONSHIPS: EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN ISRAEL 31-47 (Roby Nathanson, R. and Itamar Gazala (eds.), Macro Center and Hans Boeckler Stiftung Publishing, 2015 [Full Text]

Assaf Bondy and Guy Mundlak, Connecting the Dots: Coordination in Decentralised Trade Union Organising, in J. Lopez (ed.), COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND COLLECTIVE ACTION: LABOUR AGENCY AND GOVERNANCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, 75-99 (London: Hart Publications, 2019). [Full Text]

Assaf Bondy, The (Dis)advantages of Sector-level Bargaining: Outsourcing of Cleaning Work and the Segmentation of Israeli Industrial Relations system. 60 (5) Journal of Industrial Relations, 691-710, (2018). [Full Text]




TraffLab is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. 
Grant agreement No 756672. 

Principal Investigator: Hila Shamir
Host Institution: Tel Aviv University, Israel
Duration: 5 years
Start date: April 1st, 2018

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