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        2/20/2012, Shevat 27, 5772

      Eini and Katz Summoned by Labor Court Judge

      Judge Efrat Laxer of the Tel Aviv District Labor Court summoned Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz and Chairman Ofir Eini of the Histadrut Labor Federation, Monday morning, to discussion of the request by the Israel Railways workers' committee to remove barriers to a strike. The workers are protesting the railroad's outsourcing of maintenance on it cars.

      The outsourcing decision followed a threat by Minister Katz to close the railroad for lack of agreement on the matter.