Seven Jerusalem Light Rail drivers who resigned last week over a pay dispute may
get their jobs back, the workers committee said on Sunday.
Avi Edri, the
chairman of the Histadrut labor federation’s Association of Transport Workers,
is to meet with the director of rail operator Connex Israel on Tuesday to
discuss their possible return to work, the committee said.
workers, including the four members of the committee, submitted their
resignations along with another 21 light-rail drivers, in protest at the stalled
negotiations with Connex.
Connex management accepted only the
resignations of the workers committee members, a move committee chairman Yossi
Hazan labeled “a ploy to circumvent the drivers’ attempts to gain improved pay
and a collective agreement for all light rail drivers.”
The 21 other
drivers who resigned last week returned to work on Thursday.