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Sugar Factory Workers Demonstrate Against Mass-dismissals

One hundred workers of the Affulah Sugar factory demonstrated today against plans to dismiss two-thirds of the 220 employes of the factory. The dismissal decision followed cancellation by the Ministry of Trade and Industry of imports of sugar to be refined at the plant.

A delegation of the workers met with Financial Minister Levi Eshkol and Trade Minister Pinhas Sapir who said the import cancellation was made necessary by the fact that the total costs of importing and refining sugar were greater than that of fully-refined imported sugar.