Foreign Ministry employees threaten work dispute

January 22, 2007 22:18


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The Foreign Ministry's worker's committee threatened to declare a work dispute Monday if the ministry did not open up a cadets' course for new diplomats and appoint a human resources director at the ministry. According to a statement put out by the worker's committee, only 90 diplomats have been hired by the ministry in the past decade, while some 300 workers - who did not go through the diplomats course - were hired and have in many cases been appointed to diplomatic positions abroad. This harms the quality of the Foreign Service, the statement said. "Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and director general Aharon Abramovitch promised in the past to restore the professionalism to the ministry, but in practice have done nothing," the statement said. The Ministry's management had no comment on the issue.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town