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The ongoing strike by the Teacher’s Association is set to close some 109 high schools located in the south of the country on Sunday.
Thirty-three school districts including Eilat, Be’er Sheva, Dimona, Ein Gedi and others will close their high schools in the next stage of the strike that has been disrupting classes for nearly a month.
Sunday’s closures will affect some 40,000 pupils.
The teachers are asking for an immediate increase in the starting salary to NIS 8,000 and raises of NIS 1,000 to NIS 2,000 per month for senior teachers.
So far, the Finance Ministry has agreed to their demands. It has yet, however, to comment on when exactly they will take effect. In addition the association is also demanding added payment for office hours, additional job positions and work outside the classroom.