Bar-David: Special reform for teachers aides in 2023

Aug 31, 2022

In a letter he sent today to teachers’ aides at the start of the school year, Histadrut chairman Arnon Bar-David clarified that there is an agreement in principle with the Federation of Local Authorities and the Ministry of Finance on a far-reaching reform that will increase the salary of teachers aids by dozens of percent and provide them with training. “If the reform does not come into effect by the beginning of 2023, I will use all the means at our disposal,” he noted

The Chairman of the Histadrut Arnon Bar-David this morning (Wed) sent a special letter to teachers aides in the entire education system in preparation for the start of the school year. At the center of Bar-David’s words was the announcement of a special reform, which will significantly improve the wages of aides, their working conditions, and the status of their profession. “The Histadrut under my leadership has been working for the past year to formulate and implement a far-reaching reform regarding the salary and working conditions of the aides, which will lead to a fundamental change in the perception of the profession, to its transformation into a profession of education supporters and a significant improvement in the status, working conditions and salary of the aides,” said the chairman. Bar-David clarified that the reform, which will cost about one billion shekels, will include, among other things, a promotion horizon, professional training, studies, a merit grant, and more. He noted the agreement in principle with the Federation of Local Authorities and the Ministry of Finance that the reform will enter into force in January 2023.

“UCAPSE Chairman Gil Bar-Tal will continue to negotiate the detailed agreement […], and I will insist that the reform come into force at the beginning of 2023; if not, I will use all the means at our disposal up to a general strike, and this is so that the agreements will be anchored in a collective agreement that will be fully implemented.” In concluding his remarks, he congratulated the agreement signed by the Teachers’ Union and made it clear that it would not harm the conditions of the aides but the opposite.

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