After an all-night hearing, the National Labor Court finally issued a
temporary order at 6 a.m. Monday morning restricting the general strike
planned for Monday to just four hours.
According to the court ruling, the strike is permitted to go ahead from 6
a.m. through 10 a.m. but intensive court-supervised negotiations
between the Histadrut and the Finance Ministry will continue.
In ruling to restrict the strike to four hours on Monday, Judge Nili
Arad said that the conflict behind the strike was complex and required
more time for negotiations.
The judge asked the state, the Finance Ministry and the Federation of
Economic Organizations to "hold intensive talks starting today [Monday]
in order to find feasible solutions to the conflict."
The parties have been ordered to submit a written report to the court by 12 p.m. on Thursday regarding their progress.