Bank of Israel staff plan strike action

The governor of the Bank of Israel David Klein met Thursday (25 March) with the secretariat of the Histadrut labour federation's bank workers' unit, Zion Shema, in an effort to avert a strike at the central bank.

Some 600 permanent staffers declared an industrial dispute on Wednesday, after conducting a telephone poll of union members, a legal prelude that allows full strike action after a two-week period.

Shema explained, according to Haaretz, that one of the reasons for the labor dispute was