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Foreign Ministry workers’ union declares labor dispute against management

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Israel's Foreign Ministry building in Jerusalem. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Israel's Foreign Ministry building in Jerusalem. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Foreign Ministry workers’ union declares that it is beginning a labor dispute today against the ministry’s management in search of better compensation and benefits.

“We will lead this justified struggle with determination, until it succeeds,” the workers’ union says in a statement.

A union spokesperson tells The Times of Israel that they will disrupt the work of any committees that harm the interests of employees, such as the promotion committee. Workers are also told not to work any overtime hours at all if they are not paid for them.

The union began hanging signs outside of Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s office and disrupted the meeting of the promotions committee last week.

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