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Public services at district health offices around the country were disrupted on Tuesday because of a labor dispute at the Israel Postal Company.
The Histadrut labor federation has called for sanctions in various public institutions to protest threats of structural changes and dismissals of postal workers. This time it was the turn of the district health offices, which are owned and run by the Health Ministry. Employees declined to issue authorizations for food and mediations, answer telephones or supervise food production.
For Wednesday the Histadrut has targeted the Enforcement and Collections Authority, and for Thursday the Customs Authority. Previously there were sanctions in the courts, Israel Police and local authorities.
Commenting on the district health office sanctions, the Health Ministry maintained that the central headquarters worked as usual although “it might be some of the district offices did not provide public services for one day only.”