Tnuva workers' union threaten strike over intention to fire 300

The Tnuva workers' union on Thursday threatened sanctions as of next week following the management's decision to fire 300 employees. The union said that if their demands are not met, the sanctions could worsen, to the point where deliveries of milk products to supermarkets and stores would be stopped. The workers claim that the company is taking advantage of the worldwide financial crisis in order to generate justification for downsizing that was in the works far before the markets crashed. In the North, another Israeli company announced plans for layoffs on Thursday. The high-tech company NetApp said that 50 employees in their development center in Haifa will be laid off. The center itself is slated to be closed in January.