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Strike From Wednesday to Include Airport, Ministries, Gov't Companies

Among the services to shut down are issues of passports and ID cards, and gun permits

The Histadrut labor federation has declared a strike from Wednesday. Last night the umbrella union clarified that the strike, to protest nonpayment of back wages to certain state workers, will encompass the Ben Gurion International Airport, and all the ministries and government companies.

The union hasn't decided yet whether to enable gasoline to be supplied to gas stations.

The government owes back-wages and pension provisions to workers at dozens of local authorities and religious councils, the Histadrut says, adding that the government has not honored agreements in this respect.

Among the services to shut down are issues of passports and identification cards, and gun permits.

At the airport, the workers will enable planes to land, but not to take off.

Government offices such as the Israel Lands Administration and Employee Service will also be shut down, but the banks, healthcare and education systems will be operating as usual.