The workers' committees at Israel's three carriers El Al, Arkia, and
Israir decided Sunday at a crisis meeting to declare a strike beginning
Sunday, unless the government freezes its intention to approve the "open
skies" agreement at Sunday's cabinet meeting, and open talks with the
carriers' representatives on the matter.
The cabinet is set to approve the open skies agreement with the EU
at Sunday's meeting. Upon learning of the government's intention, the
workers' committees of El Al, Arkia, and Israir met under the aegis of
the Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel) to draw up plans
for preventative action and protests.