Surprise Strike at Ben Gurion Airport Ends

Histadrut labor federation announced a labor dispute at Israel's cardinal airport last month due to a disagreement with the Finance Ministry.

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An El Al jet at Ben-Gurion Airport.
An El Al jet at Ben-Gurion Airport. Credit: AP

Israel Airport Authority workers at the Ben Gurion Airport went on a surprise strike Sunday afternoon, causing delays in outgoing flights.

The strike was called off at 7:30 P.M. due to 'understandings being reached' and full activity was restored to the airport.

The workers were protesting a plan to increase the amount of royalties to be transferred by the IAA to the state.

The Histadrut announced a labor dispute at the airport last month, due to the disagreement over royalties, which the Finance Ministry is demanding be raised to half a billion shekels.

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