Yishai: Local Authorities strike can end this morning

January 17, 2012 09:13


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The Local Authorities strike that began Monday will end at some point Tuesday morning, Interior Minister Eli Yishai said. Ending the strike Tuesday will allow discussions with the Prime Minister's Office director-general aimed at preparing recommendations for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for solving the Local Authorities' problems within a month, Yishai told Israel Radio Tuesday morning.

Yishai said that the understandings he reached with representatives of the Union of Local Authorities Monday will not cost billions of shekels, as Netanyahu said alleged. The interior minister added that the local authorities' demands are justified, but said time is is needed to solve the problems.

He admitted it is possible that political considerations sometimes have an influence on budgetary and local issues, but emphasized that they should not be allowed to play out at the expense of the people.

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