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  11/7/2011, Cheshvan 10, 5772

Treasury Respects Labor Court Decision

Acting executive director Doron Cohen of the Finance Ministry said, Monday morning, that the Treasury respects the decision of the National Labor Court to limit the general strike called by the Histadrut Labor Federation to 10:00 a.m.

Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio, Cohen said the damage to the economy was "reduced to a minimum". Referring to the issue of contract labor, on which the union based the strike, he said it was important that the court "recognized that the state is familiar with the problem and intends to enter negotiations and solve it. It's a complex problem which will take time to solve."