In light of the budget cutbacks, the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel threatened to go on strike starting at the end of the month. However, the heads of the local authorities decided to cancel the strike after changes were made to the budget.
Several mayors, last week Photo Credit: Ezri Amram/Channel 2 News
The Federation of Local Authorities in Israel, which threatened last week to go on strike in light of the budget cuts, announced today (Monday) that the strike planned for the end of the month has been cancelled. The heads of the local authorities decided to cancel the strike following the changes that were made to the budget.
In a statement, the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel announced that the cutbacks in the Arrangements Law were cancelled. “Sources that will provide funding for the construction of classrooms and new public buildings were discovered and about 400 million NIS was added in order to strengthen underprivileged authorities,” read the statement. The decision to cancel the strike was made at a meeting attended by the mayors.
Head of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel and Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut Mayor Haim Bibas added: “We prevented a dramatic blow to our residents’ lives, we strengthened the education system in Israel and brought more funding to the underprivileged authorities. The Federation of Local Authorities in Israel will continue to care for the welfare of its residents all over the country and the quality of their lives.”