Jerusalem Municipality workers declare general strike

Jerusalem Municipality workers on Monday declared a general strike beginning at midnight after talks over the conditions of 3,500 workers employed through employment agencies failed to reach a breakthrough. Inspectors, transportation workers, garbage collectors and school janitors will be among those to go on strike, while the municipality will not tend to the public. Many of the employees are special needs educators in schools, and the Histadrut Labor Federation said the strike would lead to disruptions on the first day of school Tuesday in the capital. However, the Jerusalem Municipality stressed the new school year would begin as planned.