Eini to union heads: Prepare for general strike

Histadrut Labor Federation Chairman Ofer Eini rejected on Wednesday evening an offer by Treasury wage supervisor Eli Cohen to raise civil servants' salaries by 0.2 percent, with an additional 0.1% raise for every year completed without a strike. After the meeting, Eini instructed union heads to prepare for a general strike beginning next week. According to Army Radio, Eini was sticking to his demand of an immediate 10% raise for civil servants.