Who is striking and what services will be affected?

The following is a list of who is participating in the general strike; Egged and Dan bus companies run as usual.

February 8, 2012 00:54
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National Labor Court, general strike

National Labor Court, general strike_311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)


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The following is a list of institutions that will participate in Wednesday’s general strike, if it goes ahead:


Staff at all government ministries will strike.

Staff at all municipalities will strike, but rescue and emergency services will continue to operate.


State-run, 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.


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 usual.

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 Shabbat timetables.


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.


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.


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 all strike.


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 Hahayal.

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.


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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