(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Aviation Authority workers who had planned to strike over Rosh Hashana
decided Wednesday to postpone their protest, after management promised
to start pay negotiations on Sunday.
The general strike had been
scheduled for Thursday morning, and was set to freeze all activity at
The workers are in a dispute over the
establishment of a central severance fund to guarantee employees’
Two weeks ago the union held a general employee meeting during work
hours in order to disrupt operations and raise awareness of their cause,
but the intervention of Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz prevented
further disruptions at the time.
On Tuesday morning workers and Histadrut representatives held a meeting
with Israel Aviation Authority officials, but the discussion failed to
satisfy the workers
and they announced the strike.