TEL AVIV (May. 16)
Public works projects that will give part-time employment to 800 unemployed persons for four months were approved today by the Tel Aviv City Council. The projects, to be started at once, will cost $150,000, of which $100,000 will be expended in road building and the remainder for grading of sand dunes.
The Council’s action was taken after it had heard a delegation from the group of jobless which has occupied City Hall in a sit-down strike declare there, were 2,000 unemployed in the city who had no jobs for two years. Describing the misery of their families, the spokesmen for the jobless threatened a hunger-strike unless their demands for immediate launching of public works projects were met.
Seven Laborite members of the Council announced their resignation from executive posts and responsibilities following the Council’s decision, by a vote of 8 to 7, to reject a demand for complete support of the Histadruth’s separate school system. The Laborites continue as Councillors and retain the post of Vice-mayor.