The education ministry issued a statement in response saying that it sympathizes with the teachers but believes a strike is not the proper way to resolve the issue.
Teachers’ strike over low wages and poor working conditions looms in background
The teachers are asking for an immediate increase in their starting monthly salary to NIS 8,000 and raises of NIS 1,000 to 2,000 per month for senior teachers.
The strike was announced when a teacher was knocked unconscious by a pupil with a metal rod.
The student in Tel Sheva struck the teacher in the head with a metal rod.