TA labor court sides with doctors, sanctions to continue

June 23, 2011 20:43


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The Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court on Thursday evening rejected the Treasury’s demands for forced arbitration and restraining orders against the doctors and urged it and the Israel Medical Association (IMA) to hold intensive negotiations to resolve the dispute that began officially in April.

Pleased by the ruling by Judge Michael Shpitzer, the IMA said it would continue to negotiate but would apply sanctions from Sunday through Wednesday.

The labor court president, after hearing the two sides and studying the documents, ruled that the current labor dispute is a "pure economic dispute" that should be resolved in intensive negotiations and not in forced arbitration. The previous labor dispute that brought many months of sanctions in 2000-2001 ended in a no-strike agreement by the Israel Medical Association but took 8.5 years to implement an arbitrated agreement.

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