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El Al Workers on Rule Book Slowdown

Employes of El Al went on a “by the book” work slowdown this week to call the government’s attention to what they claim is the air line management’s failure to put Israel’s international carrier’s finances in order.

The slowdown has caused no delays or disruptions of El Al flight schedules so far, the air line said. But the company’s board of directors and the government which backs the management have appealed to the workers to return to their normal routine in order to avoid a breakdown of service.

The employes contend that the present management has not taken the steps necessary to achieve profitable operations but issues optimistic reports to conceal the air line’s true position. They have demanded that the management be replaced. The rule book slowdown does not allow El Al workers time to spend on other jobs which management says would increase productivity and savings.

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