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        1/29/2012, Shevat 5, 5772

      PMO Workers Decry Use of Force Against Them


      Chairman Arik Kleiner of the workers' committee in the Prime Minister's Office complained, Sunday, about the use of force by security personnel in the office to clear protesting workers from the weekly cabinet meeting. Speaking to reporters after the incident, Kleiner said he had no beef against security but against the director-general of the Prime Minister's Office, although, he said, "We have photographs and the workers want to file a complaint."

      Kleiner explained, "We insist the protest will take place in order without interruption - and if not, we will have to step up sanctions. " Kleiner said that, at this point, the protest does not interfere with the proper working of the Government of Israel, "We try not to interfere with work around the Prime Minister, but if we have we will have to intensify sanctions." The Prime Minister's Office declined comment.