Even though an agreement was reached regarding the salary increases for Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry employees, the employees are still threatening to disrupt U.S. President Donald Trump’s first visit to Israel. “We will wait for the signed document and moreover for it to be upheld,” the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s worker’s union stated.
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Representatives from the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry, Finance Ministry and Prime Minister’s Office reached an agreement regarding the salary increases for Foreign Affairs Ministry employees early Thursday morning. However, the employees announced today that the series of measures they threatened to implement earlier this week is still relevant.
“We will wait for the signed document and moreover for it to be upheld,” they said. The employees’ threats could impact U.S. President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Israel.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry’s worker’s union released a statement earlier this week, saying that two months ago, the Histadrut chairman met with Finance Ministry director-general Shai Babad, Foreign Affairs Ministry director-general Yuval Rotem and representatives from the union in order to complete the wage negotiations. “The meeting was designed in order to implement agreements that were reached three years ago regarding the wage increases for the Foreign Affairs Ministry employees,” the statement read. “Unfortunately, nothing has happened: up until now, no draft of an agreement has been presented to us.”