Israeli glass-factory workers block road to protest proposed job losses

Phoenicia glass-factory workers create roadblock in protest against proposed furnace shutdown, job losses.This is supposed to be one of the happiest times of Yitzhak Forman’s life.

His daughter, Maayan, his pride and joy, who once held the Israeli record in the high jump and was European champion, is getting married.

“How can I be happy?” he asked yesterday, as he stood in the middle of Tziporit junction in the Lower Galilee with dozens of his colleagues from glass manufacturer Phoenicia America-Israel, who were holding protest signs, surrounded by the thick smoke from burning tires.

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600450 Israeli glass-factory workers block road to protest proposed job losses
Date: 17 September 2012

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