Israeli airport’s employees cancel threatened Shabbat strike

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Employees at Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport have canceled a threatened Shabbat strike.

The planned 25-hour work stoppage from Friday evening until Saturday night was announced on Thursday, but was aborted that night after the airport workers’ union and airport management agreed to pick up stalled negotiations on Sunday over limiting the hiring of contract workers at the airport.

The strike, which would have come during the height of the Israeli travel season, would have affected 200 departing flights and 30,000 passengers. Flights were set to arrive at the airport as scheduled, according to reports.

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