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  11/6/2011, Cheshvan 9, 5772

Barak: Strike Out of Place


Defense Minister Ehud Barak called on Treasurer Yuval Steinitz and Histadrut Labor Federation Chairman Ofir Eini, Sunday evening, to make every effort to avoid the general strike the Histadrut has called for Monday in protest of contract labor. Barak said both sides had responsible leadership, adding that a strike was out of place.

The Atzma'ut party leader explained that the damage from every day of a strike would be big, and not just in terms of monetary costs. He added that any agreement that could be reached in a few days could be reached Sunday evening, saving the economy from damage and to labor relations.