Knesset committee meeting on contract blows up when Education Ministry has no answers

The Knesset Control Committee meeting on contract workers in the education system was cut an hour short on Monday, after the chair of the committee, MK Karin Elharar (Yesh Atid) scolded the Education Ministry for sending a junior representative who could not answer any of the question presented at the meeting.

Elharar accused the ministry of "disparaging behavior … on such a fundamental issue." Avi Nissenkorn, chairman of the Histadrut labor federation, is threatening a general strike to address the issue of contract workers and said at the meeting that "the issue of contract worker teachers is one of the largest disgraces to the State of Israel." Lili Ben Ami, founder of the Coalition for Direct Employment in Education and a member of the broader National Coalition for Direct Employment, was at the meeting and later spoke with the Jerusalem Post about contract workers in the field of education.


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