Medical residents decide to renew negotiations

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 20, 2011 01:32

The medical residents decided Saturday night to return to negotiations with the Finance Ministry.

After a day of heated discussions the residents agreed that they would inform the High Court of Justice of their decision on Sunday morning.

The decision came as the residents approached the end of a three-day deadline the High Court set for the resumption of talks.The court rapped petitioning physicians sharply on the knuckles Thursday, calling on medical residents demanding to resign over the labor agreement signed in August to return to work and continue negotiating with the Treasury.

At the end of an eight-hour hearing Thursday, a panel of three justices gave the residents an ultimatum: Agree to talks with the Finance Ministry within 72 hours, or respond to the National Labor Court over the state’s request to make those doctors who have resigned subject to contempt-of-court orders.


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