Negotiations between General Federation of trade unions («Histadrut») and the Ministry of Finance about increase of salaries of civil servants went on Sunday to a standstill.
The Union leadership insists on equal to raise salaries of all civil servants by 11% within five years. At the same time, the leadership of the Ministry of Finance, at the request of the Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon, insists on the differential wage at which the premium for workers with low wages will be higher premiums to employees with a high salary.
In addition, the Ministry of Finance requires that the salary increase was due to increased administrative flexibility, facilitate the dismissal of an employee in the public sector or transfer to another position, and a number of other requirements. In the trade Union demand that the salary had been raised out of connection with other demands, the negotiations will be conducted separately.
We will remind that the Chairman of the «Histadrut» AVI Nissenkorn announced that if the parties fail to agree, Tuesday, December 23, will strike the public sector, which join kindergartens, schools and universities.
The government requires that teachers ‘ unions refused to participate in the strike, because in the framework of the signed agreements they pledged not to strike during the term of these agreements.
A new meeting between the parties scheduled for Monday night, December 21.
Before that, at 12:00 hours, at the building of the Ministry of Finance in Jerusalem held a protest demonstration, which was addressed Niangoran.