Histadrut’s Eini speaks on doctors’ dispute for 1st time

May 31, 2011 17:23

Histadrut chairman Ofer Eini, in his first mention of the two-month doctors’ sanctions, said Tuesday that he opposed the Treasury’s threat to seek restraining orders against the Israel Medical Organization. Ilan Levin, the chief wage official, said Monday that if the doctors did not retract their plans on July 1 to "work by the book," he had no alternative but to go to the labor court.

Eini, who was speaking at an assembly organized in Jerusalem by Levin, said the two sides have got to get together and negotiate seriously until they find solutions. They can no longer "meet once a week and spend the rest of the time badmouthing each other in the press," Eini said.

On Wednesday, the same sanctions will occur in the center of the country. The affected hospitals will be Sheba, Tel Aviv Sourasky, both the Beilinson and Hasharon Campuses of the Rabin Medical Center, Schneider, Wolfson, Assaf Harofeh, Meir, Shalvata, Geha, Beit Rivka, Beit Loewenstein, Pardesia, Netanya’s geriatric hospital and Abarbanel.

On Thursday, only oncological surgery and other urgent operations will be performed in all the hospitals. The rest of hospital activities will carry on.

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