Activists from the Junior Academic Staff Union demonstrate outside the main entrance to Tel Aviv University on the first day of the strike, Sunday, October 14.

Strikes by Junior Staff Cast Shadow Over Start of New Academic Year

The junior staffs at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Tel Aviv University began open-ended strikes on Sunday, October 14, over pay and working conditions. The organizers of the strike in the Negev university released the following statement on Saturday evening: “The Association of Junior Academic Staff at Ben-Gurion University has announced that commencing Sunday,…