Israeli Teachers Launch Labor Sanctions Citing Pay Dispute

Kindergarten, elementary and middle school classes will begin three hours late or at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday. Special education will not be affected, though, and will begin as normal.

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A school in Jerusalem.
A school in Jerusalem.Credit: Emil Salman
Yarden Skop
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The teachers' union said it would launch labor sanctions and classes would begin at kindergartens, elementary and middle schools three hours late or at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday.

The job action follows a dispute with the Education Ministry over a failure to pay full salaries to all teachers. Special education will not be affected by the sanctions, and will be held as normal.

A union statement said "thousands of teachers have been caused undue harm due to Education Ministry failures to provide proper compensation as part of the 'New Horizon' reform."

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