Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz attacked Chairwoman Gila Edrei of the Israel Railways workers' committee on Friday, declaring, "I crushed her by exploiting her coarse and brutal behavior."
Interviewed by the Yisrael Hayom daily after Edrei was seen on Channel 10 television telling members of the committee that he had forced Katz to bend, Katz said that the committee will not run the company instead of management. He added that there were a number of monopolies that the public finds problematic and his side cancelled and broke one of them, explaining, "They were working a few hours. Now they're working 24 hours. They will maintain the equipment and not overlook anything."