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Shipping Company and Israeli Seamen’s Union Sign Agreement

The first break in the more than three-week-old strike of Israeli seamen came today when the union and the Dizengoff Shipping Company signed an agreement for operating the S.S. Meir Dizengoff with its regular crew. The agreement was concluded without the intervention of the Histadrut.

The S.S. Negba left Haifa this morning with a “volunteer” crew provided by the Histadrut. The S.S. Kedma, first vessel to sail from Israel with such a crew returned from Marseilles earlier. A mass meeting was held yesterday at which representatives of the striking maritime workers explained their stand.