Netanyahu calls on Histadrut to drop general strike

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on the Histadrut Labor Federation to drop threats to enact a general strike, scheduled to begin on Monday.
Speaking at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that "we need to find a solution that will not hurt Israel's economy at a time when world markets are in crisis."
The prime minister said of the dispute over contract workers' employment status that "the government under my authority and the the Histadrut see eye to eye on the welfare of workers."
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