Farmers to strike across country, halt transfer of produce

November 21, 2010 09:56


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Farmers were set to go on strike Sunday across the country, halting the sale of agricultural produce, in protest of the government's refusal to allow in additional foreign workers for the agriculture sector.

The farmers planned to stop the transfer of agricultural produce to wholesale markets, supermarkets and factories starting at 11:00 am, and also planned to block major intersections, among them the Arava and Bilu Junctions.

As part of the strike, the transfer of fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products will stop, with farmers saying the shortage will be felt across the country Monday and Tuesday. A significant increase in consumer prices of agricultural products is expected as a result of the shortage.

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