Knesset passes bill limiting Shabbat rail work

By REUTERS
December 26, 2017 09:16
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The Knesset passed a bill limiting Shabbat rail work in the early morning hours of December 26, 2017.

The bill, an amendment to the Rest and Work Hours law, states: "The Welfare Minister must take into account certain factors before granting a permit to employ workers on Shabbat. These include “employee welfare, the tradition of Israel, [whether an] alternative that does not require employment during the weekly rest day [exists], and the extent of harm caused to the public sphere.”


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