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Winnipeg Jewish School Board Agrees to Wage Rise for Teachers

After a lengthy controversy inside the Jewish community, during which the local Federation of Hebrew and Jewish Teachers had threatened to call a city-wide protest meeting against previous refusals of wage increase demands, an agreement for a 12-1/2 percent raise, effective January 1, 1968, has been reached between the Federation and the Winnipeg Jewish School Board. The agreement, however, is still subject to the approval by the executive groups of the individual Jewish and Hebrew schools here.

The teachers have been pressing for a wage increase for 16 months, demanding that local salaries in Jewish schools equal the salaries paid in Jewish schools in Toronto. The teachers contended that the Jewish community here has no general policy regarding salary scales for teachers. The agreement reached with the Board is a compromise from previous demands for a 40 percent general increase.