For Israel's civil servants, holidays disguised as educational tours
The 2009 public sector wage agreement allowed unions to arrange taxpayer-subsidized vacations for tens of thousands of government employees. How many benefit and at what cost? No one claims to know.
If you work for the government, it is likely you recently received a message like this: “We will be holding seminars at a number of destinations in the near future. Employees from all government ministries who have yet to use their eligibility are invited to join.”
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