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Union chief says teachers shouldn’t lose salaries under new COVID rules

Ran Erez, head of the Teacher's Union, at the National Labour Court in Jerusalem, on June 18, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Ran Erez, head of the Teacher's Union, at the National Labour Court in Jerusalem, on June 18, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Ran Erez, chairman of the Teachers’ Association, says that he opposes revoking the salaries of any teachers barred from teaching under new health rules that will prevent them from entering schools if they are not vaccinated or regularly present a negative COVID-19 test.

“The Teachers’ Association will do everything in its power to prevent economic harm to its members,” he is quoted as saying by the Walla news site.

The new Education Ministry guidelines are due to take effect on October 3.

Erez calls for any educational workers barred from teaching at schools under the rules to be provided “alternative work from home,” after the Education Ministry said that it would not allow remote work for those who won’t get vaccinated or uphold the testing requirements.

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