Ben Gurion to Shut Down Tomorrow as Nationwide Strike Begins


BEN GURIONBarring a last-minute deal, a nationwide public sector strike will begin tomorrow, spelling misery for thousands of travelers whose flights to and from Israel will be effected.

The strike was called by Israel’s largest labor union, the Histadrut, Arutz Sheva reports.

Barring a last-minute wage deal, the Histadrut labor federation says its members – including workers at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion international airport, government offices, hospitals, schools and public transport – will stop work at 6:00 am (0400 GMT) on Wednesday.

In the last few minutes, the management of Ben Gurion International Airport approved requests made by airlines to advance their Wednesday morning flights, in preparation for the impending general strike of the public sector. Roughly 5,000 passengers will depart on 27 flights before 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Arutz Sheva reports.

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