Histadrut calls general strike to begin next week

04.10.2011                      07.Cheschwan. 5772

Generalstreik:

Histadrut calls general strike to begin next week

Labor federation says Treasury is refusing to meet its demands over public-sector contract workers; strike to affect airports, ports, gov't offices.

The Histadrut labor federation has threatened a general strike starting Monday morning at 6, after it and the Finance Ministry failed to reach an agreement over the employment status of public-sector contract workers.
The strike would most likely affect airports, seaports, local authorities, government offices and other areas of the public sector, the Histadrut said on Thursday, adding that it intends to extend the strike to private businesses. It said full details would be released on Sunday….