Some 4,000 staff members of the third-largest health fund – Meuhedet – were set to hold a one-day warning strike on Monday.
The dispute involves what the workers claim is foot-dragging in negotiations over the last 18 months on reaching a new collective agreement.
All of the health fund’s community clinics will be closed except for lifesaving departments such as the unit for home visits, oncology, urgent care and in-vitro fertilization.
However, independent physicians’ clinics will remain open.
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