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New Job Actions Snarl Communications, Clinics

Labor troubles continued to plague Israel today as postal service and sickfund clinic workers began job actions to protest delays in meeting their wage and fringe benefit demands. Possible interruptions in telex and cable transmissions to and from Israel were expected beginning this afternoon as postal service workers began a “no overtime, no emergency call and no standby” strike until their demands for higher wages were met. Jewish Telegraphic Agency transmissions have not been affected.

The medical and office staffs of the sickfund clinics started a “nonstop workday” with no time out for lunch or other purposes, allowing them to quit work at three P.M., closing the clinics to patients unable to visit the clinics for treatment earlier.

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