Israel Ups Civil Service Salaries; Teachers Threaten Strike

The Israel Government today concluded a collective agreement with the nation’s civil servants for a two-year period, retroactive to last April 1, providing for a three per cent increase for all grades for the first year, and another three percent for the second year. Salaries, according to the new agreement, will range from 460 pounds ($154) per month to 1, 438 pounds ($479) for the top grade.

At the same time, negotiations between the Government and professional Government employees broke down over the latter’s demand that any adjustment of the pay differential between professionals and senior administrative civil servants be retroactive to last April.

Still in progress today were negotiations between the Government and the country’s secondary school teachers, who have threatened to strike if their demands for increased salaries are not met by the beginning of the school term, next Tuesday.

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