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El Al to Dismiss 650 Employes

The El Al management presented a list of 650 employes they intend to dismiss to Histadrut in order to restore the airline to economic health. The employes have 14 days to protest. But about 300 of them are prepared to leave willingly. Of 21 pilots on the list, 10 will accept early retirement. The others include 24 flight engineers, 60 flight attendants, men and women, and 200 technicians.

The airline, which resumed service on a limited scale two weeks ago after being grounded for four months, is operating under a new set of work rules that supersede all previous arrangements.