Histadrut likely to announce general strike on Thursday

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February 8, 2011 17:34
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The central committee of the Histadrut Labor Federation is likely to put its full weight behind a labor dispute on Thursday, allowing it to move ahead with plans to launch a full-on general strike within the next two weeks, a statement released by the organization detailed on Tuesday.

Its protest, which is echoed by the Manufacturers Association of Israel and the Union of Local Authorities (ULA), as well as the National Union of Israeli Students, come in light of a sharp price increase on basic goods such as fuel, bread and water. The labor action, which will include the private and public sectors, could paralyze the country and leave the government with no choice but to reduce prices.

"The Histadrut will be operating on two levels - the private and the public sector. We will declare a labor dispute and there will also be protests in the public sphere," said Histadrut Chairman Ofer Eini, who plans to hold emergency meetings on Wednesday with both Shraga Brosh, head of the Manufacturers Association of Israel and ULA Chairman Shlomo Buhbut to decide on a further course of action.

"I urge the Prime Minister to go back and find an easier way to solve this," added Eini, who described the united front between the three organizations as a historic move and who lauded the decision of the National Union of Israeli Students to join the struggle.

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