Israeli affairs, News

Israel’s general strike called off as State, unions reach deal

On Sunday, the fifth day of the general strike that has paralyzed Israel’s public sector, the Histadrut labor federation and the Finance Ministry have reached an agreement to end the strike. The strike has so far resulted in large piles of garbage along the streets, while it has not been collected since Wednesday.
The agreement says that about 800 out of hundreds of thousands subcontracted workers will be directly hired, but no agreement was made for the outsources social workers. Furthermore, there will be a no-strike demand for cleaners and security guards, as they received ‘a significant improvement in wages, conditions and enforcement’, according to the Finance Ministry’s budget chief.

Haaretz, Israel

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