No progress made in negotiations to avoid general strike

October 31, 2010 21:25

No progress was made in negotiations to prevent a general strike from taking place, the Histadrut said on Sunday, according to Channel 10.

The two sides were attempting to reach a compromise in closing a gap between the 10.5 percent cumulative wage hike demanded by the Histadrut and the 1.5% offered by the Finance Ministry for public sector workers.Histadrut sources said that the general strike will begin as scheduled at 6 am on Tuesday morning.

However, elementary schools will not be affected - at least not immediately. According to Channel 2, the Finance Ministry received a court injunction stopping the teachers from striking, saying that if teachers want to strike, they must give notice 72 hours in advance.

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