Archive for the ‘Treasury’ tag
Large discrepancies were found in the salaries of several senior Tel-Aviv-yafo municipality officials during an audit conducted by the Treasury’s civil-service wages director. The discrepancies range from 3,000 to 14,000 NIS per employee and were, it seems, paid out of the city taxes (arnona) paid by the city’s residents. The municipality and Histadrut Labour Union refuse to hand over their own data for inspection.
(Hebrew – The Marker)
Dorit Beinish, Presiding Justice of the Supreme Court, sharply criticized the state’s conduct in the attorneys’ strike, which has been ongoing for more than a month. Beinish wondered why the Treasury has held no communication with the attorneys and why it has not contacted the Labor Court to conduct negotiations under its auspices. “You have no explanation for taking the roundabout way instead of the highway,” she said. (Hebrew)
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)
The Budget Department of the Ministry of Treasury refuses to provide the members of Knesset with the detailed state budget for 2011-2012. Treasury has refused requests requests to view the detailed budget to the cabinet minister responsible for improving services to the public, Michael Eitan, and to another minister. Treasury Minister Yuval Steinitz and Treasury Budget Department Chief Udi Nissan claim that publishing the budget at this time would ignite disputes that would make it harder to get the final approval for the budget. The Freedom of Information Movement also asked the Treasury for the budget, but Annette Kleiman, who is responsible for freedom of information at the Treasury, said that “the proposed budget cannot be sent out today, as it is not a final budget, which has passed a second and third vote at the Knesset.” (Hebrew)