The Histadrut National Labor Federation on Wednesday declared a labor dispute with the local government authorities in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa over additional management payments for workers hired since March, 1999.
Earlier in the day, municipal inspectors in those cities were ordered to an informational meeting and instructed not to issue parking tickets from 1:00 p.m. until the end of the day.
According to the Histadrut, an agreement signed in May, 2012 promised retroactive payment to eligible municipal workers hired from March, 1999 onward by October, 2012, while the criteria for payment would be finalized in separate negotiations. Those negotiations have stalled.
Chairman of the Histadrut's branch of Clerks, Administrative Public Service Employees Arnon Ben-David, who called Wednesday's informational meetings, said, "It is inconceivable that the Union of Local Authorities in Israel signs an agreement on the one hand and rejects its application."