Flights and operations at Ben Gurion Airport are being severely disrupted as workers demand a solution to the handling of their pensions.

The Israel Airport Authority workers committee today launched a wildcat strike, severely disrupting flights and operations at Ben Gurion Airport. Sources claim that the reason for the strike was the employees repeated demands for a solution to the handling of their pensions, and the corrections of pay distortions, to which there has been no response.

This week is one of the busiest days at the Airport as thousands and thousands of people flock to Uman and to the United States for Rosh Hashanah.

Finance Ministry officials criticized the Airport Workers Union on Tuesday for its decision to hold a sudden strike earlier in the day. “During one of the most stressful periods at the airport, the workers and managers decided to start sanctions at the expense of Israeli citizens,” they said.

“The strike, for no real reason, was completely irresponsible and was aimed at continuing a campaign of illegitimate pressure,” they added. Managers share responsibility for “not using legal measures to prevent workers from striking over and over,” they accused.

Meanwhile there are reports of fights breaking out at the airport as travellers are frustrated and angry with this latests shtick at this most inopportune time.

Source: 5TJT News Staff


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