Israeli port strike coming up?

According to this report in the Jerusalem Post, Israel’s national labour court is due to rule in the next few days on whether the port workers union can legally strike.  The union, backed by the Histadrut labour federation, is opposing the building of two new privatised ports — unless there are guarantees that they will not introduce low-wage conditions into the industry.  The Histadrut has filed a detailed report on why it opposes the government plans to introduce “competition” of this kind.  Meanwhile, angry port workers were reported to have disrupted the hearing.