Public services at district health offices around the country were disrupted on Tuesday because of a labor dispute at the Israel Postal Company. The Histadrut has called for sanctions in various public institutions to protest threats of structural changes and dismissals of postal workers, and this time it was the turn of the district health offices, which are owned and run by the Health Ministry.
Employees declined to issue authorization for food and mediation, answer telephones or supervise food production, For Wednesday, the General Labor Federation has targeted the Enforcement and Collections Authority, and on Thursday, sanctions will hit the Customs Authority. Previously, there were sanctions in the courts, Israel Police and local authorities.
Commenting on the district health office sanctions, the Health Ministry maintained that the central headquarters worked normally but that “it may be some of the district offices did not provide public services for one day only.”