Hundreds of teachers march in support of SSTO head Ran Erez

Hundreds of teachers marched on Thursday from government offices in Tel Aviv to the headquarters of the Secondary School Teachers' Organization (SSTO), Army Radio reported, carrying a petition backing SSTO Chairman Ran Erez in his negotiations with the Finance and Education ministries. Meanwhile, Israel Radio reported that the state was expected to submit to the National Labor Court its position on new wage agreements with striking teachers and its planned reform of the education system, by 2 p.m. Thursday. No time has yet been set for a court session to discuss the 44-day strike.