Street-cleaners’ Strike in Jerusalem Ends; Strikers Win Demands

Jerusalem’s striking street-cleaners and garbage collectors were back at work today after a four-day strike which won them higher pay and other benefits.

They worked extra shifts Friday to clean up the city for the Sabbath. Teams of Arab workers replaced the Jewish ones one hour before candle-lighting time Sabbath eve and worked Saturday in an effort to clean up the most dangerous accumulation of uncollected garbage and rubbish.

The settlement gave the strikers the same pay as that of their Tel Aviv counterparts, retroactive to last April, as well as 18 extra vacation days or extra pay for working on holidays and evenings during the past three years.

Meanwhile, airliners of the EL A1 Israel National Airlines remained grounded in Lydda Airport today, the fourth day of a work stoppage precipitated by a demand of the air crews who are to cut flying time to no more than eight hours on any one trip instead of the present 12-hour ceiling. Five chartered jets were reported by the company to be maintaining “almost regular service” on the E1 A1 routes.

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