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Jerusalem Residents Breathe Clean Air Again as Strikers Agree to Clean Up Streets

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Jerusalem (TPS) – The Jerusalem Municipality reached a temporary agreement with the Israel National Labor Federation to end the city’s sanitation workers’ strike on Wednesday, January 6, which has left Jerusalem’s streets heavily littered.

At the start of the new year, sanitation workers staged a near week-long strike in the capital following a government decision to fire 170 workers allegedly due to lack of funds available in the Ministry of Finance.

The results of the strike, which left Jerusalem’s garbage cans overflowing, masses of litter on the sidewalks and mountains of waste in the popular Mahane Yehuda market, appeared to have exerted sufficient pressure on the Ministry which authorized a budget of NIS 17 million ($4.4 million) to bring the strike to a conclusion.

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