Ben-Gurion Airport to Shut Down Tuesday From 1 to 3 P.M.

Airport workers' union to strike in solidarity with contract employees; disruptions expected in air travel.

Ben Gurion International Airport will temporarily shut down Tuesday from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. due to a planned workers' strike.

As a result of the strike, disruptions are expected in air travel.

Union leader Pinchas Idan told Haaretz that the strike is intended as a show of solidarity with the Airport Authority's contract employees, who he said were being oppressed by employers.

"Contract employees are being exploited in a shameful way, and the way they are being treated is both insulting and embarrassing," said an unnamed union representative.

In response, an Airport Authority representative said employees must bring their complaints directly to their employer.

"Should the contractor breach the terms of his contract with the Airport Authority, it is the right of the employees to petition to the relevant authorities. However, the petition of the general committee to media sources rather than the Airport Authority casts doubt on the sincerity of its concern for these employees," said the representative.