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One minister stands up to labor racket

The Transportation Minister has ordered the restructuring of Israeli Railways into three independent companies, clearly with the aim of privatizing them to counter Histadrut’s threat of a labor strike in response to the company’s outsourcing some service jobs. Such willingness to take on the ultra-left trade unionists is unique among Israeli bureaucrats.

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