Workers, Israel Railways announce details of agreement

The Histadrut labor federation, Transportation Minister Israel Katz and Israel Railways management publicized details of a deal reached early Tuesday morning to avert a transportation strike and resolve an ongoing labor dispute.
As part of the agreement, workers were to receive a wage increase, a one-time payment and Israel railways agreed to not fire employees for a specified period of time. Additionally, over 100 workers that had previously been contractors will be directly employed by Israel Railways.
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