Work resumes at Ashdod port

Work resumed at the Ashdod port Wednesday morning as a two-day strike came to an end after representatives of the Finance Ministry, Ashdod Port Authority, Manufacturer Association of Israel and Histadrut came to an agreement late Tuesday night. The workers agreed to relinquish their demands for control over outsourcing contracts, as well as their demand that the workers' committee handle all discipline problems, agreeing to handle only performance-related issues. Additionally, the workers promised to uphold the agreement they signed in 2005 in which they agreed to a period of five years of "industrial quiet." Every claim is now closed as far the management and workers are concerned.