Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton said she was optimistic that an agreement could be reached.
It is immoral for teachers to strike, except in very rare situations. The right thing to do in the current constellation is for the teachers to sign a short-term agreement.
It remains to be seen whether an agreement between the teachers unions and the Finance Ministry, with the Education Ministry attempting at mediation, will be reached before September 1.
The Secondary School Teachers' Organization will join the September 1 teachers’ strike unless the Finance Ministry resolves negotiations swiftly.
The school year's first day hangs in the balance amid rapid-fire negotiations and declarations from all sides.
According to the data released by the ministry, 5,671 staffers are currently missing from the roster.
At the forefront of everything, for the good of our children, we have to hear from these teachers. Isn’t it time to hear what they have to say?
Without minimizing the value of good salaries and meaningful benefits, research reveals that throughout the world, teachers choose their profession with a focus on fulfillment and empowerment.
The announcement comes after teachers' union secretary-general Yaffa Ben David met with Finance Ministry representative Kobi Bar Natan.
Williams, a 17-year Starbucks veteran at the center of the company's response to a unionization push in the U.S. and Canada, will leave Tuesday.