Finance Minister Yair Lapid met with the El Al workers' committee Friday morning to hear their objections to the "Open Skies Agreement" due to be approved at Sunday's cabinet meeting. The meeting did yield any concrete results.
Earlier Friday, Lapid addressed aviation industry employees who protested outside of his house, Israel Radio reported."I am not negotiating. The workplace, the people and their livelihood are the most important things to me, these are the most important things to the government," Lapid said.
"We will not abandon anyone," he added, explaining that although it was likely that not all demands would be met, "we will sit, and we will listen."
Lapid was set to meet with Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz later in the day, to discuss expected transportation budget cuts in the coming year, which would likely put a freeze on large infrastructure projects.