Teachers Union says it will resume school strike tomorrow, blames Finance Ministry

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs correspondent.

To the grave disappointment of parents throughout the country, the Teachers Union announces it is resuming its strike tomorrow after it fails to reach a compromise with the Finance Ministry.

Kindergartens, elementary schools and Hebrew-language programs, known as ulpanim, will be shuttered as part of the strike. High schools and special education programs are not meant to be affected, though in some cases they have been.

This will be the third day within the span of a week that the Teachers Union has gone on strike as it battles with the Finance Ministry over better salaries and working conditions.

“We have been negotiating with Finance Ministry officials for half a year and the only offer they’ve made has been laughable. Those officials don’t care about anything, not about education, not about students and not about parents,” says secretary-general of the Teachers Union Yaffa Ben David.

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