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Daycare workers end five-day strike after deal struck

Daycare workers protest in Tel Aviv, demanding better working conditions. October 3, 2021. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Daycare workers protest in Tel Aviv, demanding better working conditions. October 3, 2021. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Daycare workers at state-run institutions have agreed to end a five-day strike over their working conditions after a deal was struck, report Hebrew news outlets.

The strike began on Sunday at government-supervised daycares, where workers say they suffer from severe staffing shortages and low salaries. The labor action affected some 50,000 young children enrolled in these institutions.

The Histadrut labor union says a deal was reached with the finance minister, the economy minister and the heads of the daycares that will see the negotiation of a one-time grant to workers and talks over raising salaries next year.

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