<b>Teaching English in Binyamin</b>

EFL English Teachers in the Benjamin District of Israel

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Teachers Strike

I'm a member of the Irgun Morim, and we're supposed to be on strike.
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There's a "tradition," precedent that teachers don't strike in YESHA, but some of us don't find that valid. Teachers salaries have plummeted in comparison to other sectors.

A group of us from the Yeshiva High School Mateh Binyamin went to last night's demonstration.

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We saw other religious teachers, but we didn't see any from Judea and Samaria. It's very disturbing that our fellow/neighbor teachers have no idea what's going on. The other union, the Histadrut Morim signed a horrendous agreement which give an hourly salary lower than any other academic gets.

So far, we've been forced to work, but we were given off to go to the rally. We have to strike, too.
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