Sanctions by the Israel Nurses Association were set to continue on Sunday –
their 14th day – but as a “show of goodwill,” Clalit Health Services’ nurses
will work normally in all the health fund’s community clinics.
Labor Court President Nili Arad asked the two sides – the Treasury and the
nurses’ union – to report back to her on Sunday at 7 p.m., and if significant
progress is not made by then, she would consider issuing restraining orders on
Meanwhile, students at all of the nursing schools in the country
will hold a two-hour strike at 10 a.m. on Sunday, and a demonstration of support
will be held at the University of Haifa.
Over 28,000 nurses around the
country are fighting for an improved wage contract when their collective
agreement expires at the end of December. There are currently about 4,000
nursing students around the country.