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Palestine Workers Strike for Higher Wages; Agency Seeks to Arbitrate

The Jewish Agency Executive today took steps to arbitrate a strike which broke out in Palestine as result of demand advanced by Jewish workes for a general 37 1/2 per cent increase in wages.

In presenting this demand, the workers argued that the increase in wages was necessitated by the jump in the cost of living.

The Agency Executive appointed a special committee headed by Isaac Gruenbaum, head of its labor department, to seek to arbitrate between the industrialists and the striking workers.