Labor leader Shelly Yachimovich on Thursday welcomed the agreement reached between the nurses and Treasury, but criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's handling of the matter.
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"It's good that this this saga has come to an end" Yachimovich said, but added that it was a shame that the nurses had to go through such a tedious process to get there.
"The prime minister is far from demonstrating leadership in this matter, and chose, as per usual, to deal only with matters that were convenient for him, and ignored their cries for a long time," she continued.
"The nurses fought not only for themselves, but for normal public health services in Israel, but Netanyahu did not think this was a worthy goal," Yachimovich stated. "A responsible government is one that listens to distress as it happens and knows how to reach a solution in time."