Striking teachers threaten to quit

Hundreds sign letters of resignation to take effect if ministry tries to force them back into class.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 25, 2007 09:28
1 minute read.
Striking teachers threaten to quit

teachers strike 224 88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

 
X

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

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Hundreds of teachers are threatening to resign should the Education Ministry take legal steps to break the strike, Army Radio revealed Thursday morning. The "young guard" of the Secondary School Teachers Organization initiated the move in an attempt to prevent the ministry from appealing to the National Labor Court. The teachers signed letters of resignation that will take effect if injunctions are issued ordering them back to the classroom. "If the Treasury goes to the National Labor Court, we'll quit our jobs. Then the judge won't be able to order us back to work," the teachers warned. Itai Yavin, a teacher at Jerusalem's Sieff high school, signed one of the letters. According to Yavin, hundreds of his colleagues have already done the same. "If they push us to the edge and force us back to the bagrut (matriculation) mills called 'schools' - that haven't been educational institutions for a long time - I believe that many of us will decide to act," Yavin said. Protesting teachers planned to hand out copies of the letters Thursday in protest tents set up throughout the country, as well as post them on the Internet. The teachers intend to sign 10,000 of their colleagues on similar letters.

Related Content

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

By SHARON UDASIN