Port strike ends as contracts signed with new operators

Port workers ended a two-day strike that defied a court order Thursday as Transportation Minister Israel Katz signed contracts with operators for the two new competing ports that incensed unions. Meanwhile, a 115-day labor dispute between the Histadrut labor federation and Israel Chemicals drew to a close after the sides reached a compromise on layoffs.

Since plans to build competing ports in Haifa and Ashdod were announced two years ago, there have been intermittent labor actions from unions concerned the competition will affect them.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Port-strike-ends-as-contracts-signed-with-new-operators-404459

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