Court orders Ashdod Port strikers back to work

Transport Minister Katz on port workers leader Alon Hassan: Are there no jobs at your fast food joints?

The strike at Ashdod Port Company Ltd. is over. The Beersheva District Labor Court today accepted the motion by Ashdod Port Company and ordered the workers to end the strike they declared yesterday.

Beersheva District Labor Court President Orly Sella issued the injunction, after the port's workers and the Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel) did not submit a response to the motion. She ruled that the injunction will stay in effect at least until a hearing in the presence of both parties at 11 am.

Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz today responded to the strike by the Ashdod Port workers to protest against the management's decision to hire workers who are not relatives of the workers committee's members. In a Facebook post, he wrote, "[Ashdod Port workers committee chairman] Alon Hassan has again shut down Ashdod Port. This time, he is demanding jobs for his relatives. The last time, it was because of a Bar Mitzvah for his son in the middle of the day.

"What, there aren’t enough jobs at his fast food joints and straw companies? If this is a chairman who looks after the workers, Cicciolina is Mother Teresa. Only the planned reform will bring this to an end."

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on April 7, 2014

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