Unsatisfied with the Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court’s
ruling earlier this week that it would not, at this time, issue restraining
orders against striking nurses, the Tel Aviv District Attorney filed an appeal
on Thursday to the National Labor Court. The case was due to be heard starting
at 7 p.m. that evening.
The regional court judge had stated that the
Treasury was not genuinely negotiating and that the nurses had a right to apply
sanctions. But the Treasury, which has said no new wage contract with the nurses
can be negotiated or higher budgets promised before the Knesset elections are
held, objected to the ruling.
Thursday was the 12th day of 28,000 nurses
against public hospitals around the country and Health Ministry facilities, but
for the last two days, the sanctions were eased to allow nurses to work in
Clalit Health Services’ community clinics.