The Jerusalem municipality sent a letter about the dismissal of 170 workers of the sanitary service of the city. In addition, mayor NIR Barkat announced that it would be forced to lay off another 2,000 municipal workers.
According to Barkat, 1 January 2016 at the city hall will not have the resources to provide a wide range of services in education, recreation, social security, and she will be forced to make serious budget cuts, as talks about getting help from the Ministry of Finance have stalled.
Employees of the sanitary Department of the municipality has already declared indefinite strike. It is expected that they will join municipal inspectors and employees of the security Department.