Histadrut announces work dispute

The Histadrut declared a work dispute in the public sector on Sunday after the Finance Ministry refused to give in to the union's demand for a pension safety net. The decision is only formal at the moment as it awaits the approval of the Histadrut's management on Tuesday, Israel Radio reported. The decision to go on a work dispute was announced already over the weekend; a revised economic plan submitted by the Treasury to Attorney General Menahem Mazuz on Sunday included some provisions for pension plans but the Histadrut announced the work dispute nevertheless.