Court gives state 1 more week to pay gov't workers

National Labor Court President Judge Steve Adler announced on Thursday night that he would give the state one more week to pay the salaries of unpaid municipal employees. Therefore, the Histadrut will not be able to declare a public sector strike until the debate on the issue next Friday. Histadrut officials expressed anger at the decision, saying that thousands of municipal employees who were "expecting good news" would be left again without their wages and that the court was allowing the state to "drag out the issue for another week," Army Radio reported.