National Labor Court, general strike_311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
The following is a list of institutions that will participate in Wednesday’s
general strike, if it goes ahead:
Staff at all government ministries
Staff at all municipalities will strike, but rescue and
emergency services will continue to operate.Health
municipality-run and Hadassah Ein-Kerem and Shaare Zedek hospitals will operate
according to Shabbat timetables.
Clalit, the largest of the four health
services providers, will run hospital services according to a Shabbat timetable,
but its medical clinics will go on strike. Magen David Adom will continue to
respond to emergencies.
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At press time, a decision had not been made on whether most schools would
strike. Parents were urged to check radio and the Internet as this was expected
to be determined in the morning.
Special education institutions run by
the Welfare and Social Services Ministry and municipalities will operate as
Administrative staff at the following institutes of higher
learning will strike: Tel Aviv University, the Hebrew University, Ben-Gurion
University, Bar-Ilan University, the University of Haifa, the Technion- Israel
Institute of Technology, the Open University, the Weizmann Institute of Science,
the College of Management, the Kibbutzim College of Education and Seminar
Hakibbutzim. Strikes will also take place at the Ort and Namal networks of
schools. Boarding and agricultural schools will operate according to
The Airports Authority will strike
from 6 a.m. until noon, stopping work at Ben-Gurion Airport, although emergency
flights will be allowed to operate. Haifa, Eilat and Ashdod seaports will
strike, although Haifa Port will release perishable goods, medicine and all
goods used to save lives. Israel Railways will strike.
The Egged and Dan
bus companies will continue to operate as usual.Energy
Staff at the
National Coal Supply Corporation and the Water Authority will strike. The Israel
Electric Company, Oil Refineries and Mekorot national water company will operate
according to Shabbat timetables.Culture
The Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
Museum of Art, Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People, Education
Television (Channel 23) and the Habimah, Cameri and Beit Lessin theaters will
Staff at the following banks will strike: Leumi,
Hapoalim, Benleumi, Mizrahi-Tefahot, Discount Mortgage, Igud, Mercantile,
Discount, Mahesh, Yahav, Massad, Idud, Arab Israel, Makhish and Otsar
Staff at the Bank of Israel and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange will
strike, although emergency services, information security and foreign exchange
departments will be allowed to continue operating.Others
Staff will also
strike at the following institutions: the Israel Postal Company, Tel Aviv
Securities Exchange, Mifal Hapayis national lottery, Jewish Agency, Jewish
National Fund, United Israel Appeal, Amidar and Halamish housing companies.
Staff from the State Attorney’s Office will not appear at hearings, but will
respond to urgent matters.
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