March 30, 2009

40 Arabs laid off as Israel Rail saves posts for army veterans

Filed under: worldwide — 7macaw @ 7:04 am
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At least 40 Arab Israel Railways workers received pink slips on Sunday, effective the beginning of April. They are losing their jobs after Israel Railways changed its employment terms, and said it would employ only army veterans in the positions these workers held.

The workers serve as lookouts at level crossings, to prevent collisions between trains and vehicles. The job does not involve bearing arms.

Source: Haaretz

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