Yerushalayim Sanitation Workers Rehired

YERUSHALAYIM -
Piles of garbage at the Machane Yehuda Market in Yerushalayim on Sunday, the fourth consecutive day without garbage removal, before an agreement was reached with the sanitation union on Sunday night.. (Hadas Parush/ Flash90)
Piles of garbage at the Machane Yehuda Market in Yerushalayim on Sunday, the fourth consecutive day without garbage removal, before an agreement was reached with the sanitation union on Sunday night.. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

The 170 sanitation workers who were fired last week in Yerushalayim, triggering a labor dispute, were back on the payroll as of Sunday night, after the muncipality and the Finance Ministry reached a deal, for 17 million shekels, to rehire them.

The agreement was announced just hours after Histadrut Chairman Avi Nissenkorn threatened to file a grievance against the city representing over 9,000 municipal workers, including 1,100 sanitation workers.