Israel’s Histadrut Labor Federation unanimously approved on Tuesday a request by Histadrut chairman Arnon Bar-David to declare a labor dispute for the entire public sector in Israel.

The dispute was called after the Treasury announced that it would seek to reduce salaries for public-sector employees.

If the dispute is not resolved, the Histadrut can declare a general strike, which would effectively bring Israel to a halt.

This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.

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