TEL AVIV (Feb. 12)
Wives and relatives of 40 temporary port workers again blocked the port of Ashdod this morning in support of demands for permanent work. The men had gone on a hunger strike when they were laid off.
The women who came out in force yesterday, barring entry to the port area, appeared again this morning, in spite of heavy showers, placing barrels in front of the entrance to the docks. Non-striking port workers joined the demonstration, and a long queue of trucks was unable to enter the port, despite police efforts, with the aid of reinforcements, to disperse the crowd.