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Israeli workers open general strike, disrupting airport and economy


Israel’s main labor union declared a strike on Wednesday that affected banks, hospitals, trains, the stock exchange and caused delays at Ben Gurion Airport. The strike was initiated because the union and the Israeli government could not reach an agreement over the conditions for workers employed through labor contractors. Head of the labor union Ofer Eini said that it depended on the government for how long the strike would last.

The labour union signed an agreement with the Coordinating Bureau of Economic Organizations, the representation of the private sector. A deal with the state of Israel has so far not been made.

Haaretz, Israel.

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