The state will spend NIS 150 million to compensate 20,000 teachers after a
ruling by the National Labor Court, Israel Radio reported last week. High school
teachers’ contracts were broken across the board, the court said.
Education Ministry unilaterally canceled the collective pay settlement in 2003,
claiming that the pension arrangements were not legal.
The courts had
previously ruled that the teachers were owed compensation, but the state had
until now refused to pay.