Labor court orders rail workers to halt strike

12.05.2011                      08.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 22 des Omer; Ta'anit BH'B

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Labor court orders rail workers to halt strike

Despite injunction temporarily ordering employees to work, service disruptions expected; court discussion of strike legality scheduled.

The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court overnight Wednesday issued an injunction ordering railway employees to immediately stop a strike they had called just hours beforehand.
A discussion of an Israel Railways petition to the court to prevent the strike was scheduled for 7:00 am on Thursday. The court ordered the rail workers to temporarily halt the strike, pending the outcome of the discussion, in order to prevent inconvenience to the public. The rail workers' union expected interruptions in train service, despite the court injunction, due to the difficulty of informing employees of the court's overnight decision….