doctors protest 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
The Tel Aviv Labor Court refused on Wednesday a request from the Treasury that
it issue restraining orders against the Israel Medical Association.
doctors, who have been in a labor dispute for two months, agreed to tone down
their sanctions over the next two weeks. The Treasury had demanded that the
doctors cease all sanctions for a month.
In return, the doctors demanded
that increasing the quota of medical positions be part of the negotiations from
The protocol of the hearing detailed where and to what extent
the doctors would work in the next two weeks. A hearing was scheduled at the
court for June 12, when the sides are to report on their progress in the
The court finished by calling on the parties to put an end
to their dispute, “for the welfare and health of the citizens of
During the hearing, the Treasury told the court it was willing
to improve its monetary offer if the IMA agreed to use time clocks.
expect the IMA to... waive [the demand] for raises for all the doctors,
and to engage in a discussion on implementing attendance clocks,” the Treasury
said in a statement.