Asylum seekers returning to work after the strike were required to sign contracts undermining their employment conditions.

Soon after the asylum seeker workers employed in restaurants, hotels, and maintenance went out on strike, many of their employers came out in their defense, and held events in Tel Aviv restaurants and clubs to express support of the workers’ protest.

On the other hand, some employers decided to exploit the strike to undermine the employment conditions of strikers who returned to work.

In an article published by the Ma’ariv newspaperNoa Kaufman, Coordinator for Refugee and Asylum Seeker Workers, describes the exploitation of asylum seeker upon their return to work after the strike.