Strike averted: Deal expected on long-term care

A joint press conference with Histadrut Chairman Avi Nissenkorn and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has been called for 13:00 on Wednesday.

December 9, 2015 08:53
Moshe Kahlon

Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


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The Histadrut Labor Federation and Finance Ministry were expected to announce a deal on long-term care insurance, averting a potential strike.

A joint press conference with Histadrut Chairman Avi Nissenkorn and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has been called for 13:00 on Wednesday, the same day the Histadrut had threatened to declare a general labor dispute, which would start a two-week countdown to allowing a legal strike.

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In question was a reform led by Finance Ministry Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings Director Dorit Salinger that would, among other things, eliminate group long-term insurance plans in favor of alternative solutions.

Nissenkorn said the policy would leave many of the insured out in the cold.

Unconfirmed media reports suggest that the reform, due to come into effect in January, will be postponed while the Finance Ministry searches for new solutions.

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