Israel closes embassies around the world

Isn’t the closing of embassies, and bringing your diplomats home, a move generally reserved for times of impending war?  The article posted on Screenshot news says this is over a wage dispute, but is it, really?

http://21stcenturyscreenshots.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/israel-closes-embassies-around-the-world-as-diplomats-strike/