The Histadrut (General Federation of Labor
in Israel) is
threatening severe rail disruptions beginning next week.
In a Friday statement, the union said that Israel Railways
employees will hold full strikes on Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday, on a one-day-on/one-day-off basis, until further
notice. There will be regular service on Sunday, Tuesday,
The Histadrut said that the disruptions were due to the
deadlock in negotiations
over the past month between Histadrut chairman Ofer Eini and
Israel Railways chairman Uri Yogev over the decision by the
company and the Finance
Ministry to outsource new rolling stock maintenance.