Court limits general strike in Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A general strike in Israel was limited to four hours by the National Labor Court.

The strike Monday morning by the Histadrut Labor Union, which represents public sector workers, shut down trains, buses, airports, banks, government ministries and municipalities.

After the strike had started at 6 a.m., the National Labor Court ordered that it be limited to four hours, ending at 10 a.m.

The union is striking over its call for the government to officially hire some 250,000 contract workers.

The court ordered the government and the union to resume talks and report back on their progress by Thursday. 

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