Jerusalem municipal workers to strike Sunday over stalled funding

Workers will shut down all services except schools to protest delay in transfer of annual budget from Finance Ministry

Jerusalem's City Hall. (Abir Sultan/Flash90)
Jerusalem's City Hall. (Abir Sultan/Flash90)

Workers at Jerusalem municipality are set to hold a widespread strike Sunday to protest the delayed transfer of the city’s yearly budget by the Finance Ministry.

As part of the strike, all services provided and run by the municipality will be shut down, with the exception of the education system.

Ahead of the strike, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat urged Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon intervene immediately to ensure that the budget funds were transferred.

The Finance Ministry had approved a budget of NIS 800 million (approx. $200 million) for the municipality before the start of the new year.

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