High Court to hear residents' petition after talks fail

November 13, 2011 19:46


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A petition filed by medical residents against a National Labor Court ruling preventing their collective resignations will be heard before a panel of three High Court justices, after negotiations with the Finance Ministry proved fruitless.

"The limited dialog that took place did not produce results," Justice Hanan Melcer announced late on Sunday afternoon, as he said he would now advance the petition to a hearing before a panel. Melcer asked for that decision to be brought to the attention of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (who is also the Health Minister), Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz and Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman.

Justice Melcer's decision came after lawyers for both the state and the residents informed the High Court on Sunday that they had failed to move forward in the negotiations set out by the court on October 27th.

The six residents named on the petition asked the High Court to intervene after the National Labor Court forbade them from resigning collectively. The petitioners argue that their resignation letters are not part of any collective dispute, as the Labor Court had ruled, but were personal decisions to leave their posts.

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