Avi Nissenkorn
Avi NissenkornPhoto: Jonathan Zindel, Flash 90

Histadrut Chairman Avi Nissenkorn announced Monday at noon a strike for all public sectors starting on Wednesday at 6 o’clock in the morning.

Nissenkorn instructed the Organization's field teams to prepare for the strike, as well as the Teachers Union and Teachers Association.

Grounds for the dispute consist of the organization’s demands to update public sector wages as well as the impasse in negotiations with the Treasury Department to reach an agreement on new wages for sector employees.

Only moments ago a protest concluded in front of the Finance Ministry in Jerusalem, which was attended by thousands of workers.

Histadrut Chairman Avi Nissenkorn said “the strike is not an end, but a means to voice the opinions of about a million employees who struggle to make ends meet"

“The country must worry about the weak status of the middle class - and the sooner the better. The Histadrut will know to regulate and distribute the salary increments in every workplace and in favor of the weak."