Light Rail drivers who quit may be reinstated

Chairman of Histadrut labor federation’s Association of Transport Workers to meet with Connex Israel director to discuss giving 7 workers their jobs back.

November 21, 2011 04:22
Jerusalem light rail

Jerusalem light rail 311. (photo credit: iTravelJerusalem)


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


Seven Jerusalem Light Rail drivers who resigned last week over a pay dispute may get their jobs back, the workers committee said on Sunday.

Avi Edri, the chairman of the Histadrut labor federation’s Association of Transport Workers, is to meet with the director of rail operator Connex Israel on Tuesday to discuss their possible return to work, the committee said.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

The seven workers, including the four members of the committee, submitted their resignations along with another 21 light-rail drivers, in protest at the stalled negotiations with Connex.

Connex management accepted only the resignations of the workers committee members, a move committee chairman Yossi Hazan labeled “a ploy to circumvent the drivers’ attempts to gain improved pay and a collective agreement for all light rail drivers.”

The 21 other drivers who resigned last week returned to work on Thursday.

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

August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night