Leaders of the Social Workers' Union have met  with Finance Minister Yisrael Katz and senior treasury officials in an effort to end the social workers' strike, now in its 9th day.

The head of the Social Workers' Union Inbal Hermoni said Katz was attentive and agreed to open negotiations immediately.

The union rejected an offer for a small pay  increase in return for extra hours.

For the now the strike continues. We asked striking social worker Yair Levin how the morale was after 9 days on strike.