A Tuesday deal between the Histadrut Labor Federation and Finance Ministry smoothed over prickly issues associated with lowering transport fares.
A government plan to reduce pubic transport fares was set to also cut the level of remuneration employees received for transport. The new deal kept the original remuneration in place.
"We were able to correct the distortion which affected many workers, especially in the periphery," Histadrut Chairman Avi Nissenkorn said. Workers in the periphery, he argued, still had greater transport fares and should not see a loss of the benefit.