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  8/12/2007, Av 28, 5767

Histadrut Threatens Strike on Budget Law

The Histadrut national labor union will order a general strike if changes are not made to the 2008 budget and Economic Arrangements law passed Sunday morning by the cabinet, according to Army Radio. The union has threatened strikes in a variety of public sectors in recent months, mostly over stalled wage talks.

The Economics Arrangements Law is the supplementary legislation that acts as a rider to the annual budget. It contains approximately 100 clauses covering various aspects of life in Israel.