Rail workers launch strike, service interrupted

Labor union announces work stoppage; says strike is open ended - until further notice.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 12, 2011 01:35
An aerial view of a an Israel Railways train.

An aerial view of a an Israel Railways train.. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Rail workers announced the start of an immediate strike that saw all trains in Israel grind to a halt late Wednesday night.

The strike is open ended – until further notice, the union said.

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Israel Railways said that all trains in transit reached their final destinations, but no trains left their stations following the union announcement.

The labor dispute, announced by the rail workers’ union, escalated to a work stoppage a month after Transportation Minister Israel Katz said that unless rail workers’ conduct is regulated, Israel Railways will be dismantled.


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