Yet another round of talks between social workers and the Finance
Ministry came to an abrupt end late Wednesday night, after the sides
failed to reach an agreement regarding the proposed raise in the wages
of social workers employed by NGOs.
The Social Workers Union spokesman David Golan told The Jerusalem Post
that while the Finance Ministry proposed a minimum wage of NIS 6,000 to
such social workers, it offered no mechanisms to ensure that the
state-funded NGOs would indeed pay such sums.
“We cannot agree to that, and are forced to enter the fifth day of our strike,” Golan said.
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