Education Minister Naftali Bennett faces mounting pressure over numerous threats of strikes across Israel; reasons range from failure to pay teachers’ salaries to shortage of security guards.

Less than 24 hours before schools reopen after the summer holidays in Israel, Eduction Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) faces a list of dozens of educational institutions threatening to go on strike Thursday.

The publication of a long list of strike threats comes just a day after Bennett assured Ynet that “the education system is prepared.”

The list consists of numerous schools spanning from the north to the south of Israel with a variety of reasons being attributed to the strike threats.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Photo: Amit Shabi)
Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Photo: Amit Shabi)


In the south, for example, disputes remain in certain schools between parents and the Teachers’ Administration.

In Jerusalem, security guards of schools threatened to strike over working conditions before the municipality issued a decree forbidding the strike.

Similarly, parents have announced that they will not be returning their children to certain schools on account of the shortage of security guards. In Tel Aviv, parents have also announced that they may not return their children to certain schools amid concerns of security shortages.

Teachers from an ultra-Orthodox girls school in the Haredi sector have threatened to strike over the failure of the schools to pay them a salary for five months.

As reported by Ynetnews