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Candy Workers Strike; Want Pay Checks Sweetened

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About 3000 employes of Israel’s largest candy manufacturers went on strike today after an all-night negotiating session ended in failure. The strikers, from the Elite and Lieber companies in Tel Aviv, the CD factory in Nazareth and the Instant Coffee plant in Safad, are demanding a share in the profits they claim the companies made through two consecutive price increases which were not accompanied by wage hikes.

The workers made other demands which management turned down on grounds that they exceeded the agreement with the Histadrut last Jan. for a relatively small pay increase. The clerical workers of Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Sarafand went on strike today.

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