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School Teachers End Strike; Threatened Airport Workers Strike Grounded

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The high school teachers union and the Ministry of Education reached an agreement this morning ending a six week-old teachers strike. Classes will resume tomorrow. The agreement involved the appointment of a committee to study teachers’ grievances and a promise not to penalize the teachers for their walkout. But senior students will have to make up the 24 lost days of classes out of their winter holiday time. Students in the lower grades will lose only 12 days of their vacation. A threatened strike of airport administrative workers and flight control officers was called off shortly before it was scheduled to begin at 6 o’clock this morning. But Lydda Airport was deserted. Most flights scheduled for today took off last night to avoid being grounded, among them the flight carrying Foreign Minister Abba Eban to London.

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