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A year after one of Israel’s deadliest blazes ripped through the Carmel mountain, a planned reform of the fire services still is going nowhere. This, in violation of a government decision to revamp the country’s firefighting services by the end of 2012. The administration of the Ministry of Domestic Security, headed by Yaakov Ganot, is yet to open negotiations with the firefighters union on the proposed changes.
Four months after a transportation reform in the center of Israel 70% of bus stations still don’t display updated bus routes for all buses. In some stations bus numbers still appear in handwriting. The Ministry of Transportation commented that the signange is temporary and will be replaced by the end of the month.
Although teachers’ union chairman Ran Erez, assured teachers that they will be able to decide alone whether they’d want to join the education reform Oz Litmura, teachers who would prefer not to join the reform after three years, will have to appear in front of the Exceptions Committee, which will decide on their professional future.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was responsible for the reform which made the National Roads Company a government company. After the reform, a friend of Lieberman’s, Alex Wiznitzer, was chosen as general manager of the company without a public request for applications, and several figures close to Lieberman were chosen to work for the company, including Atty. Yoav Mani, once nicknamed “Yisrael Beitenu’s strategic manager”.
The Firefighters’ Union held an emergency meeting to protest the reforms proposed by the Treasury in firefighting services, which would prohibit – among other things – their right to organize and their right to go on strike. (Hebrew)