The Labor Court on Tuesday evening issued an injunction ordering the Prime Minister’s Office to re-employ three drivers of the Prime Minister’s convoy who were dismissed from their positions several weeks ago.
The State of Israel supported the injunction and argued that the drivers should be returned to work, contrary to the position of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The drivers had submitted a request to the court through their lawyer, Sigal Pail, and demanded that they be returned to their jobs immediately.
The Prime Minister's Office informed the drivers earlier this month that they would be removed from their positions, which affected their salary conditions. One of the reasons for the dismissal, according to reports, was they had served as drivers in the convoys of former Prime Ministers Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid.
However, these drivers have worked for the Prime Minister's Office for nearly three decades and have worked with several prime ministers, including Yitzhak Shamir, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon, and Netanyahu during his previous terms.
Channel 13 News later revealed that the veteran drivers are witnesses on behalf of the prosecution against Netanyahu in Case 1000 and had testified against the Prime Minister.