Hadassah hospital workers readying to demonstrate around country, says Histadrut

Histadrut official says the union will not let Hadassah Medical Organization be dismantled, are ready to take to the streets.

April 27, 2014 19:17

Hadassah medical workers protest in Jerusalem, February 10, 2014.. (photo credit: JERUSALEM POST)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The Histadrut-General Labor Federation said Sunday that it would postpone until after Holocaust Remembrance Day protests over the government’s failure to resolve the Hadassah Medical Organization’s financial straits. HMO workers at Jerusalem’s two university-linked medical centers are preparing a plan, including working according to an emergency schedule and “going to the streets,” said Avi Nissenkorn, the Histadrut’s deputy secretary-general. “The Treasury and Health Ministry must find an immediate solution. This is the time to end the crisis and save Hadassah,” he said.

The union official, after meeting with representatives of the nurses’ and administrative workers, said they would hold off sanctions until Tuesday if no progress is made with the government. “We will not allow HMO to be dismantled,” he said. If necessary, thousands of HMO workers will demonstrate around the country, he added.

Under law, sanctions and strikes will be permitted after 10 days – two weeks after the Histadrut declared a work dispute over HMO.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

August 31, 2014
Weizmann scientists bring nature back to artificially selected lab mice