Avigdor Liberman, the minister of finance, has spoken with the state magistrate’s court to avert a strike by the teachers’ union on September 1, when daytime classes are set to resume after the summer holidays.
Avigdor Liberman stated in a press release stated, “I expect that the Education Department will support our proposal to commence the academic year, and at the same moment, we would pursue talks. “I’ll bargain until the very first bell sounds. Although I believe the loopholes are lessening, they are still present.
On Sunday afternoon, Avigdor Liberman updated Prime Minister Yair Lapid on the circumstances. Both parties said they would “take every step and seize every opportunity” to reopen schools.
Following the discussion, the prime minister announced, “We are trying to start the academic year as scheduled.” I’ll look into the restraining problem, but I beg everyone to follow the bargaining process.
However, a mainstream news channel claimed that officials in the Ministry of Finance said discussions with the organization on Sunday were “extremely meaningful” than they had been in the past. According to the source, the union has so far rejected a Ministry of Finance proposal of an extra NIS 400 per month for instructors with much more than 15 years of teaching experience, which has been the primary obstacle to a pay increase for qualified teachers.
Later on Sunday, Yifat Shasha-Biton, the minister of education, charged that Liberman “was not interested” in negotiating with the lecturers or in the “fate of Israel’s institutions and children.”
When the participants are still negotiating, some who seek an interim injunction “show they are neither interested in obtaining a settlement nor in the fate of the school system or its pupils,” she added.
The education minister stated, “This is a national catastrophe.” “The cabinet needs to meet now to address the issue.”
Shasha-charges Biton’s were countered by Liberman, who tweeted examples of times the Education Ministry utilized injunctions to stop strikes.
He said on Twitter that he was forced to do so because “the Ministry Of education opted, owing to its concerns, to not petition for an intervention.”
The leader of the Teachers Union, Yaffa Ben-David, demanded on Sunday night that Liberman and Lapid “immediately intervene” in the discussions, accusing the Finance Ministry of “dragging its feet” to block a resolution.
In an interview with a news channel, Ben-David stated, “The excitement of the government and the head of state over the start of classes on 1st September is not one I embrace.” “It cannot happen if the FM continues to be uncooperative in discussions.”