Israel Railways workers will launch another indefinite work stoppage Friday.
Trains will run as scheduled, but all development and maintenance operations –
including major upkeep work on the Haifa-Kiryat Motzkin-Nahariya line – will
The strike was planned in coordination with the
Histadrut labor federation. Avi Edri, the Histadrut official in charge of
transportation affairs, said, “We’ve chosen to take these steps in a
proportional manner and a way that won’t harm passengers. We call on the
transportation minister and railways management to stop escalating the situation
and return to the negotiating table.”
The work stoppage comes against the
backdrop of the government’s plan to privatize Israel Railways, a project
opposed by many of the rail carrier’s workers.