Doctors set to begin sanctions after talks fail

By JUDY SIEGEL ITZKOVITCH
April 3, 2011 02:10

Doctors are due to begin sanctions on Sunday after yet another negotiation session between the Finance Ministry and the employers of the 20,000 public-sector doctors ended on Thursday with no progress.

Israel Medical Association chairman Dr. Leonid Eidelman said the physicians were “deeply disappointed, as the Treasury doesn’t understand our determination to save the health system.” About two weeks ago, the IMA’s declared work dispute was officially recognized, allowing the doctors to go on strike when they choose.

The sides have been talking fruitlessly for eight months, said the IMA, and the Treasury is still “saying the same things.”


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