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The Foreign Ministry’s Workers Union on Sunday declared a full-blown general strike, shutting down the ministry’s headquarters in Jerusalem and all Israeli embassies and consulates across the world
The move follows weeks of lower-level labor actions which have stymied diplomatic efforts abroad and stopped possible visitors to Israel from getting visas, among other sanctions.
Under the full strike, nobody will be allowed into the Foreign Ministry building, “including the political leadership and the ministry’s management,” according to the statement.
The Workers Union, which is fighting for higher salaries and better working conditions for diplomats serving abroad, declared a renewed round of labor sanctions, which have already led to series of cancellations of visits to Israel by foreign dignitaries and trips abroad by Israeli leaders.
Sunday’s announcement escalates a months-old labor dispute between the union and the Finance Ministry, which could seriously disrupt Israel’s foreign policy apparatus.