A general strike will begin
Monday 6:00 a.m., barring a last-minute decision by the National Labor
The Histadrut labor federation declared the strike after the Finance Ministry did not satisfy its demands on the issue of contract workers. The Histadrut is calling for cleaning, security and maintenance staff servicing the public sector to be moved to permanent employment.
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The following is a list of workplaces participating in the strike:
Staff at all government ministries and state offices will strike. Staff at all local municipalities will strike, but rescue and emergency services will continue to operate.
State-run, municipality-run and Hadassah Ein-Kerem and Shaare Zedek hospitals will operate according to Shabbat timetables. Clalit, the largest of the four health services providers, will run hospital services according to a Shabbat timetable, and its medical clinics will go on strike. Magen David Adom will continue to respond to emergencies.
The following institutes of higher learning will strike: Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University, Ben-Gurion University, Bar-Ilan University, University of Haifa, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Open University, Weizmann Institute of Science, College of Management, Kibbutzim College of Education, Seminar Hakibbutzim. Strikes will also take place at the Ort and Namal networks of schools, and at boarding and agricultural schools.
The Airports Authority and the Seaports Company will go on strike, stopping work at Ben-Gurion International Airport and at Haifa, Eilat and Ashdod seaports. Israel Railways and the Egged and Dan bus companies will all strike. The strike at Ben-Gurion Airport will begin at 8 a.m., not at 6 a.m.
Staff at the National Coal Supply Corporation and the Water Authority will strike. The Israel Electric Company, Oil Refineries and Mekorot national water company will operate according to Shabbat timetables.
The Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People, Education Television (Channel 23) and the Habimah, Cameri and Beit Lessin theaters will all strike.
Staff at the following banks will strike: Leumi, Hapoalim, Benleumi, Mizrahi-Tefahot, Discount Mortgage, Igud, Mercantile, Discount, Mahesh, Yahav, Massad, Idud, Arab Israel, Makhish, Otsar Hahayal.
Staff will also strike at the following institutions: Israel Postal Company, Tel Aviv Securities Exchange, Mifal Hapayis national lottery, Jewish Agency, Jewish National Fund, United Israel Appeal, Amidar and Halamish housing companies. Staff from the State Attorney¹s Office will not appear at hearings, but will respond to urgent matters.