Lapid Meets Histadrut Head to Prevent General Strike

Meeting comes hours after Israel's labor federation chairman Avi Nissenkorn warned of action to block the government’s plan to lay off some 1,500 postal workers.

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Finance Minister Yair Lapid.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid.Credit: Ofer Vaknin
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Finance Minister Yair Lapid met with Histadrut labor federation chairman Avi Nissenkorn late last night, hours after Nissenkorn warned he would call a general strike to block the government’s plan to lay off some 1,500 postal workers.

“If there isn’t going to be any cooperation between the treasury and us about the postal service and if they don’t stop viewing as invisible people that merit no consideration, each day another group of workers will carry out labor sanctions and in the end call a general strike,” Nissenkorn told a conference of senior labor leaders.

This week civil servants have imosed spot sanctions, including a 3-hour shutdown of Ben-Gurion International Airport yesterday, in a show of support for Israel Post workers.

In any event the Histadrut cannot call a true general strike. It has little presence in the private sector, so any action it did take would be limited to government offices, government-affiliated industries and banks.

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