Jerusalem light rail workers to go on strike Tuesday amid failed salary negotiations

Less than six weeks after staging a short-lived de facto strike by calling in sick en mass to work amid heated salary negotiations, the labor union representing Jerusalem light rail workers announced on Monday that employees would formally strike on Tuesday.

Citing failed ongoing negotiations over increased wages, Histadrut, (General Federation of Labor in Israel), issued a statement saying that 70 light rail employees will participate in the strike, which will likely result in major disruptions, if not a complete halt in service.   

According to Jerusalem area Histadrut head Danny Bonfil, the strike is being enacted after six months of negotiations with CityPass, which manages the light rail, failed to result in mutually agreed upon terms.


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