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Liberman rejects calls for Lapid’s involvement in salary talks with teachers union
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman rejects calls by several ministers for Prime Minister Yair Lapid to get involved in salary talks between the Treasury and Israel Teachers Union aimed at averting at a threatened strike that could delay the start of the school year.
“I clarified in the meeting with the prime minister and education minister that the only person who is managing the negotiations is the commissioner of wages at the Finance Ministry. We don’t need observers or kosher supervisors,” Liberman says in a statement.
There are “real gaps,” according to Liberman, who says the divide between the sides relates to what weight to put on tenure or performance in determining teachers’ salaries.