Strike cancelled as deal reached on bonuses

February 9, 2016 12:13

The local authorities strike scheduled for Wednesday is off following a Tuesday agreement for the Finance Ministry to pay 100,000 local workers bonuses.

The strike, which would have stopped trash collection, parking inspectors, construction planning and school administrators from working in 256 local authorities, was the latest in a series of Histadrut strike threats that produced an agreement before a single worker stayed home.

"The Histadrut once again proved that it's possible to reach a deal without a strike starting," said Histadrut Chairman Avi Nissenkorn, who promised to continue acting "responsibly" further down the line.

The particular dispute Tuesday revolved around a previous public sector wage agreement that included one-time bonuses for local workers. The Histadrut said that the Treasury had reneged on the promise, which was supposed to have been fulfilled in January.

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