Labor votes to protest 2008 state budget
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
August 9, 2007 21:59
Labor's ministers decided on Thursday to demand changes in the 2008 state budget ahead of
Sunday's cabinet vote. They said they were angry that they were being asked to vote on
370 clauses without enough time to study them.
Responding to criticism from former Labor
chairman Amir Peretz, the ministers decided to demand an immediate rise in the minimum
wage. Other factions in the coalition have also given Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On lists of demands.