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  6/22/2014, Sivan 24, 5774

Labor Dispute at Israel Railways

The Histadrut Labor Federation declared a work dispute at Israel Railways, Sunday evening. The union cited what it called unilateral actions by management, including last week's addition of 49 trains a day to the schedule, unsanitary working conditions, and a demand to add specialized engineers to the collective bargaining agreement.

If the dispute is not settled by July 7th, the union could start sanctions. The Histadrut stressed that the sanctions would not harm the public and accused management of compromising on the public's safety.