Junior lecturers momentarily call off planned strike

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 6, 2008 17:00

Representative of the junior faculties at Israel's universities agreed Tuesday to momentarily call off their planned strike for the benefit of the ongoing negotiations. MK Zehava Gal-On convened the Knesset Education, Culture and Sports Committee for a meeting on the junior and external lecturers' crisis. The junior lecturers recently announced a dispute over their salary and working conditions and the external lecturers are protesting their terms of employment by which they are employed every year for a period of eight months and then reemployed at the start of the following academic year. Since February, the lecturers have been negotiating with the university presidents on improving their conditions.


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