All Israeli diplomatic missions worldwide to reopen November 1 after strike

  01 November 2019    Read: 461
All Israeli diplomatic missions worldwide to reopen November 1 after strike

Israeli diplomatic missions around the world will resume work on 1 November following a short strike, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, AziVision.az reports citing Sputnik.

"The strike is over, all embassies will be open tomorrow", the ministry's press service said.

According to the press service, a court has ruled that the parties involved, namely the Finance Ministry and the Trade Union of the Foreign Ministry Employees, must find a solution to this controversial issue within 25 days.

All Israeli embassies and consulates around the world closed down on Wednesday as diplomats went on strike in a dispute with the Finance Ministry over a decision to impose a tax on expense stipends paid to staff members if they are not backed by receipts.

The strike comes amid Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to form a government, with the possibility of a third early election being underway.


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