• Forty Unemployed in Ashdod Declare Hunger Strike; Demand Jobs

    A group of 40 unemployed Ashdod residents declared a hunger strike today in the offices here of the Histadrut, Israel’s labor federation, to enforce their demands that jobs be found for them. The Ashdod port area is suffering severe unemployment. The local council and the local Labor Council are making special efforts to find employment. More ▸

  • Plans for Huge Potash Pipeline to Ashdod Port Completed in Israel

    The Dead Sea Works Company said today its engineers had completed plans for a pipeline to carry potash from the Dead Sea to the port of Ashdod. The pipeline cost was estimated at 16,000,000 pounds ($3,333,000). The potash would be converted to a fluid mix with magnesium chloride. After extraction of the potash, the chloride… More ▸

  • UJA Mission Visits Ashdod, Sees 13 Ships in Israel’s New Harbor

    The 200-member, 12th annual United Jewish Appeal mission came here today to watch the round of activities in Israel’s newest port. A total of 13 ships were in the harbor. The mission members arrived here from Haifa on the Israeli destroyer “Jaffa,” after visiting a number of naval bases in Haifa. Former Premier David Ben-Gurion… More ▸

  • Striking Workers at Ashdod Return to Work; Accept 90 Dismissals

    About 300 workers at the Leyland truck assembly plant in the new town of Ashdod ended their strike today, and accepted dismissal of 90 of the firm’s employes, while Labor Minister Yigael Allon told the Knesset (Parliament) here this morning that unemployment has risen “considerably” throughout Israel last month. The Ashdod workers had staged a… More ▸

  • Two Committees Arrive in Ashdod to Investigate the Disturbances

    Two investigating committees arrived in the port city of Ashdod today to look into riotous May Day disturbances at which marching jobless workers clashed with police and shattered windows in two buildings. One committee of five members was sent by the Histadrut, Israel’s Federation of Labor, one of the targets of the May Day rioting…. More ▸

  • Unemployment in Ashdod Provokes Violence; Local Police Reinforced

    The port city of Ashdod remained tense today as 200 additional police arrived to reinforce the local police, after wild rioting by unemployed workers on May Day. All 300 workers at the Leyland truck assembly plant went on strike today after 90 of them received dismissal notices from the management, which said there was not… More ▸

  • Ashdod Port Reopened; Stevedores Return to Work; Load Ships

    Israel’s Port of Ashdod, shut down for several days by the Port Authority, after the stevedores at the port had called a strike following a series of slow-down actions, was reopened fully today as the result of an agreement between the management and the workers, made this weekend through the personal intervention of Prime Minister… More ▸

  • Ashdod Port Reopens Today;eshkol’s Personal Intervention Ends Dispute

    Israel’s new port of Ashdod, closed since Thursday because of a labor dispute between the facility’s 300 stevedores and the Israel Fort Authority, will reopen tomorrow due to Premier Levi Eshkol’s personal intervention. An agreement between the Authority and the workers was formulated here last night at a top-level meeting of all concerned parties convened… More ▸

  • Ashdod Port Closed Because of Labor Trouble; Ships Diverted to Haifa

    The Israel Port Authority shut down today Israel’s new port of Ashdod, and indicated the new facility would remain closed until labor peace is achieved with the port’s stevedores. The Authority announced that the decision was made by Chairman Zeev Sharef and director Chaim Laskov. Shipping headed for the port was diverted to Haifa, where… More ▸

  • Israel Port Authority Resists Ashdod Strikers; May Close New Port

    The Israel Port Authority was expected to announce tonight, at an urgently-called press conference, that it would shut down the new Ashdod port because of incessant strikes and slowdowns by port stevedores. The Authority also has indicated resistance to demands by the stevedores for the same or even lower work norms at the new port,… More ▸