Delays were caused at Ben-Gurion Airport due to sanctions by Ministry of Interior employees. An hour later the strike came to an end. Airport Authorities: “We consider the undisciplined and irresponsible conduct to be very severe”.
Another surprise strike at Ben-Gurion Airport: Airport Authorities announced that Border Inspection employees from the Ministry of Interior went on strike today (Tuesday) “Without notice and in violation of previous agreements made with them”. After a little more than an hour the employees returned to work. No disruption to flight schedules was recorded.
“Border Inspection employees from the Ministry of Interior started slowing down their work and commenced an ‘Italian Strike’”, said Airport Authority administration.
“The State of Israel is putting a lot of effort to rehabilitate the tourism and civil aviation industries, and there are those who sabotage these efforts, and not for the first time”, said the administration. “We consider the undisciplined and irresponsible conduct by Ministry of Interior workers at Ben-Gurion Airport to be very severe”.
Ben-Gurion Airport: Border Inspection stike, photo from Archives Ezri Amram / Channel 2 News
Two months ago, Customs and Ministry of Interior employees at Ben-Gurion Airport went on a wild strike without any prior notice. As a result, hundreds of passengers trying to enter Israel were delayed and heavy traffic was felt at the Airport.
Customs officials said that the sanctions came as an order from the Histadrut, as part of an act of solidarity with the general struggle for economic reform. An hour later, however, the Histadrut instructed to cease the strike immediately.