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Israel strike to shut airports, economy on Monday

Reuters) - Israel's main labour union plans a strike that would shut airports, ports, banks and the stock market starting on Monday after talks with the government failed to produce an agreement over the status of workers employed through labour contractors.

The Histadrut Labour Federation, the umbrella organisation for hundreds of thousands of public sector workers, said the strike would begin at 0600 (4 a.m. British time) on Monday and would also include trains, buses, universities, government ministries and municipalities.

Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv will close at 0800 local time.

"The strike will be unlimited and only a court injunction will prevent it," Ofer Eini, the head of the Histadrut, told Israel's Army Radio on Sunday.

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