Unions call general strike at all Israeli airlines

According to this report on the Histadrut website (in Hebrew only), all Israeli airlines will be subject to general strike beginning Sunday morning at 05:00.

The strike is over the impending decision by the new coalition government to impose an ‘Open Skies’ agreement which, in the eyes of the trade unions, threatens the livelihood of ┬áthousands of Israeli working families.

The unions fear that the Israeli-owned airlines will suffer as giant multinational carriers will drive them out of business.

According the head of the Histadrut’s trade union department, the strike therefore has an ‘existential’ character.

The workers’ councils in all three Israeli airlines support the decision to strike.

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