An aerial view of a an Israel Railways train..
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Rail workers announced the start of an immediate strike that saw all trains in
Israel grind to a halt late Wednesday night.
The strike is open ended –
until further notice, the union said.
Haifa, SPNI call for railway segment to go underground
Israel Railways said that all
trains in transit reached their final destinations, but no trains left their
stations following the union announcement.
The labor dispute, announced
by the rail workers’ union, escalated to a work stoppage a month after
Transportation Minister Israel Katz said that unless rail workers’ conduct is
regulated, Israel Railways will be dismantled.