Mail Delivery to Be 2-3 Days a Week

YERUSHALAYIM -

An Israel Postal Company crippled by a fiscal crisis and a bitter labor dispute will be forced to reduce delivery of mail to only two or three days a week, Globes reported.

The Finance Ministry and the Histadrut have already agreed on twice-weekly service. The Communications Ministry is opposed to a switch directly to two days, arguing for an initial transition to three days for a trial period.

Ministry officials say they are concerned about further deterioration in the company’s poor service. The new regime will likely harm small businesses.

The Histadrut warned that it would renew sanctions if the matter is not soon resolved.