As the Treasury realized from the Tel Aviv Labor Court late Tuesday night that
it would not easily get restraining orders to halt the nurses sanctions, now in
its 11th day, it began more serious and quiet negotiations.
Nurses Association headed by Ilana Cohen decided on Wednesday morning to allow
Clalit Health Services health fund nurses in the community to work normally for
two days, through Thursday, as a show of goodwill.
The sanctions “are not
an end but as the only means to reach a solution. I hope that from now,
there will be real and intensive negotiations to solve the problem” Cohen
The nurses are pushing for a new wage contract with significant
salary increases over the contract that is expiring at the end of
They also want action taken by the authorities to increase
significantly the amount of nursing manpower.