Talks progressing over Ashdod, Haifa port privatization
Gov’t offers freeze on firings, wage cuts, plus delay in opening private ports.
In negotiations with the Ashdod and Haifa port unions, the government is offering not to cut workers’ wages nor terminate any employees, and to postpone the opening of new, competing private ports to 2022 instead of 2019, when the first of the two was expected to go into operation. These are the main concessions on the table in exchange for the unions’ agreement to the implementation of the ports reform.
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