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(photo credit: Channel 10 )
It appeared that the crisis of the Pri Hagalil factory had come to an end Monday
Factory owner Oshik Efraim told Knesset Finance Committee chairman
Moshe Gafni that the factory gates would open on Tuesday morning in light of the
progress made in negotiations with state officials.
In an attempt to
reach a final agreement toward reinstating the factory, Pri Hagalil workers’
union chairman Motti Haziza was set to meet Monday night with Efraim, Knesset
Economics Committee chairman Carmel Shama-Hacohen, and officials from the
Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry and the Finance Ministry.
of Pri Hagalil closed the factory on Friday, saying it was unprofitable to
continue operations. The closure put 300 employees out of work in the northern
town of Hatzor Haglilit.