Foreign Ministry employees announce labor dispute
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Foreign Ministry employees announce labor dispute

According to the workers, the office lacks proper working conditions and suffers from poor management

Adiv Sterman is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem (photo credit: CC BY Almog, Wikimedia Commons)
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem (photo credit: CC BY Almog, Wikimedia Commons)

Israel’s Foreign Ministry employees announced a labor dispute Thursday, in protest at their working conditions.

According to a statement issued by the workers, the tiff was declared due to excessive hiring of temporary employees, poor working conditions of employees living abroad, and poor management in general.

The ministry’s employees claim that their rights have been compromised and that the management is doing little to fix the situation.

As part of the labor dispute, the employees are considering a number of measures against the ministry’s management, such as the end of contact with other government offices and terminating foreign officials’ visits to Israel.

The dispute comes three weeks ahead of a planned visit by US President Barack Obama.

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