Officials to meet Sunday over general strike

Histadrut officials and Finance and Interior Ministry representatives are scheduled to meet on Sunday to try and reach an agreement on government workers' payment terms and halt the general strike the Histadrut has threatened to conduct on Wednesday. The Histadrut stressed the importance of the upcoming meeting in determining whether the strike takes place. Histadrut Chairman Ofer Eini told Army Radio on Friday morning that he hoped Prime Minister Ehud Olmert stood by his words, ensuring that "every worker will receive a paycheck."