Israel union threatens more strikes

Israel union threatens more strikes

Government offices in Israel are scheduled to reopen Sunday, but the country's Histadrut labor union plans to renew government employee strikes, threatening to escalate job actions.

The union earlier all but shut down Israel's ports but last week agreed to a 100-day 'cooling-off' period to resume negotiations with the government. It was unclear how the ports would be affected by the new strike threats.

Local reports said limited efforts between the union and treasury officials towards reaching an agreement have failed to make progress.