Eini says no progress on price hikes in meeting with PM

February 9, 2011 17:33

Histadrut Labor Federation chairman Ofer Eini on Wednesday expressed disappointment following a meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in which the two discussed increased prices on bread, water and fuel in hopes of averting a general strike.

"There was no progress in the meeting with the prime minister," Eini stated.

The central committee of the Histadrut is likely to call a work dispute over the price hikes on Thursday, allowing it to move ahead with plans to launch a full-scale general strike within the next two weeks, a statement released by the organization said on Tuesday. These sentiments were echoed by the Manufacturers Association and the Union of Local Authorities, as well as the National Students Union.

"I told the prime minister that as far as we're concerned, the struggle will continue," said Eini.

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