Meeting on social workers fails to make progress again

By JONAH MANDEL
March 9, 2011 22:58

 
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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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