Jerusalem light-rail suspends services

November 16, 2011 21:58

Jerusalem’s light rail suspended its services on Wednesday night at 18:00 due to an ongoing dispute between the train drivers and the light-rail operator over pay and working conditions.

The CityPass consortium which owns the light-rail told The Jerusalem Post, however, that despite the resignation of “a number of drivers” they will be operating the light-rail from 6 o’clock in the morning till 6 in the evening.

On Monday, 20 light-rail drivers submitted their two-week notice of resignation because of the failure to reach an agreement on improved working conditions with Connex, the light-rail operator.

By Wednesday, a total of 28 drivers had resigned but Connex management decided to accept only the resignations of the four members of the Light-rail Workers Committee and another three drivers.

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