The chairman of the teachers' union, Ran Erez, responded today (Thursday) to the decision that teachers will be required to present a green mark or a negative corona test to get to their workplace, or will not be able to teach and receive a salary. The unvaccinated should be employed in alternative jobs from home.
"The government's decision did not come as a surprise. It was expected and hung in the air since September 1, and now in light of the increase in morbidity it is committed to reality," Erez said, but stressed: "But the teachers' union In alternative jobs from home, such as: individual hours in zoom, reinforcements, online study of sick or isolated students and more. "
Erez stressed that "the teachers' organization will do everything in its power to prevent financial harm to its members as petitioners to the High Court so that even students in post-primary education, aged 12 and over, will be vaccinated or examined as a condition of entering school."
"Even a student aged 15 or 16 can be infected or infected like a 30 or 40-year-old teacher," Erez concluded.
As you may recall, in a letter sent this morning from the Personnel Division of the Ministry of Education to school principals, and following government instructions, the ministry announced tougher guidelines for teachers without a green label.
Empty classroom // Photo: Yehoshua Yosef,
The letter stated that the green mark or compulsory examination would constitute a condition for the entry of teaching staff into the educational institution.
That is, teachers who do not present a green mark - will not enter schools, and will not receive a salary for it.
It was emphasized that an employee who does not have a green card will not be allowed to hold distance learning as an alternative to his work at the educational institution.
It was further clarified that until further notice, such an employee should not be taken on unpaid leave, and must follow the detailed outline, which aims to allow an adjustment period with the entry into force of regulations, striving to bring optimal functioning of the education system, and all teaching staff.