Ben Gurion Sanctions Cause Long Lines

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

Incoming passengers at Ben Gurion Airport were forced to wait on long lines on Thursday morning as Histadrut-affiliated customs workers insisted on stopping everyone and checking them individually, Globes reported.

At 1:30 p.m. Histadrut chairman Avi Nissenkorn called off the slowdown.

Israel Airport Authority workers are protesting the Ministry of Finance’s decision to charge NIS 700 million in royalties on the Authority’s intake.

Meanwhile, Nissenkorn laid the legal groundwork for a nationwide confrontation,  declaring a labor dispute Wednesday, which will permit a general strike in two weeks. He is demanding, among other things, that the minimum wage be raised to NIS 5,300.