Academic faculty announce warning strike in universities

The senior academic faculty at a number of universities in Israel were due to strike on Monday 1 May, the academic staff’s coordination committee announced, reports The Jerusalem Post.

Classes at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, University of Haifa, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Bar Ilan University and the Weizmann Institute of Science would not be held on Monday, it was announced.

The reason given for the strike is the inadequate response of the Committee of University Presidents, along with the Finance Ministry and the Planning and Budgeting Committee, to demands for a salary correction. The strike on Monday was due to be followed by similar strikes in two or three universities per day throughout the rest of the week.
Full report on The Jerusalem Post site