Why are Israeli civil servants even allowed to strike? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Raymond in DC
    • 24.08.10 | 16:38 (IDT)

    In the US, civil servants are by law prohibited from striking. In 1981, air traffic controllers went on strike over pay and working conditions. Reagan warned them they would be fired if they did not return to work. They did not, an they WERE fired. The Foreign Ministry's "workers committees" are operating out of an old Bolshevik playbook. If they can't put the public interest ahead of their own, they have no business in public service. If Netanyahu fired the lot of them, he'd be setting a good precedent for the rest of his government.

    from the article: Israel diplomats' strike threatens PM's Washington trip
    First published 13:54 24.08.10 | Last updated 13:54 24.08.10
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