TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - For the past few months, scientists and researchers at the facility have been on a slowdown strike over the denial of a wage increase request.
On Sunday, the Tel Aviv regime approved a request by the head of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission, Ze'ev Snir, enabling the issuing of restraining orders against striking employees.
According to a statement released by the office of Israeli Prime Minster Netanyahu, the strike was "disrupting activities essential to Israel" and the decision to issue the orders came in the wake of "an immediate risk" to production at the facility.
While issuing his request, Snir claimed that all those striking workers were dedicated professionals whose work is critical to the Tel Aviv regime but their request for a raise was unjustified.
Israel’s nuclear arsenal biggest regional threat: Top Iranian official
Israel’s nuclear activities were uncovered when whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu, originally a technician at Dimona nuclear facility, handed overwhelming evidence of the regime’s nuclear program to Britain’s Sunday Times in 1986.
It is believed that the Dimona nuclear facilities are the home to Israel's nuclear weapons.
Israel has never allowed any inspection of its nuclear facilities and continues to defy international calls to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
A recent report in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists confirmed that Israel possesses at least 80 operative nuclear warheads and has enough material to produce up to 190 more.