Egged drivers cancel Monday's proposed strike

Drivers' representatives and Transport Ministry officials worked into the night to secure deal.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 18, 2016 01:45
AN EGGED BUS pulls up in front of the Jerusalem Central Bus Station

AN EGGED BUS pulls up in front of the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Following marathon negotiations between the Histadrut, transport worker's union and representatives of the Transport Ministry, the proposed strike by Egged drivers, set to begin Monday morning, was averted.

The Histradut announced that negotiations resulted in a payroll increase for drivers, who will now earn NIS 39 per hour, an increase of NIS 7 to 8 per hour.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Histadrut Chairman Avi Nissenkorn said: 'I am pleased to announce to the traveling public that we were able to avoid the strike while demonstrating responsibility and thinking about the good of the citizens. Company drivers are entitled to update their wages and to enhance the role of drivers of public transport in Israel. I would like to congratulate the Ministry of Transport director Uzi Yitzhaki for his involvement in finding a solution."

The dispute arose after Egged drivers had argued that they were to become the lowest hourly paid drivers in Israel’s public transportation sector.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) receives applause at a weekly faction meeting
November 19, 2018
Netanyahu, victorious, says coalition to stay intact for another year

By LAHAV HARKOV