Secondary school teachers call off strike

Educators to resume negotiations with Finance Ministry on Sunday; sanctions on extracurricular activities still in effect.

March 15, 2007 16:11
Secondary school teachers call off strike

student school 88. (photo credit: )


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 analysis 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


Post-elementary school classes throughout the country will resume next week, the Secondary School Teachers' Union announced on Thursday, ending the strike that has been in effect since last week. The teachers agreed to resume negotiations with the Finance Ministry over salary issues this coming Sunday. They said, however, that sanctions preventing teachers from participating in trips and activities beyond regular school hours would remain in place. The teachers have been demanding an improvement in the wage schedule and an increase in the number of early retirement packages offered to educators. Every day for the past week, a different region of the country has shut down its schools as part of the teachers' protest. Areas affected by the strike so far have included Tel Aviv and the Center of the country, Jerusalem and Haifa, as well as schools in the North and South.

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


Cookie Settings