Striking Candy Employes Supported by Histadrut

A long strike was predicted today for candy workers at the Elite candy company as employes continued their walkout for the third day. Histadrut Secretary General Yitzhak Ben Aharon assured the workers that the candy industry can afford to meet their demands and that Histadrut is fully behind them. About 3000 candy workers struck Monday after an all-night negotiating session in which they demanded a share in the profits they claimed Elite was making as a result of two price increases.

Clerical workers at the Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Sarafand ended their strike today but introduced slow-down and selective-work measures. They refuse to handle the work related to intensive care heart treatment, an action that is angering the medical staff.

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