At 8:00a.m. Friday, Israel Railways was forced to stop all train traffic throughout Israel due to the fact that nearly half of the National Railways Command’s traffic controllers “called in sick,” leading to chaos at several train stations.
Histadrut Chairman Arnon Bar-David ordered Israel Railways’ Employees’ Committee to immediately locate substitutes for the missing controllers and the trains were able to return to normal operations.
“Israel Railways’ management apologizes to the passengers and takes the wild and illegal step taken by the employees’ representatives very seriously. We will do everything possible in order to prevent such incidents in the future.”
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