(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Nurses at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon walked out of their units in
the hospital Monday and medical students were expected to join medical
residents as part of a strike from their studies as the crisis in the
medical system continues.
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Some 30 nurses at Wolfson walked out in
protest of overcrowding in their departments. The nurses union has
declared a labor dispute at the hospital and in another nine days will
be able to hold a strike in the entire hospital, Israel Radio reported.
Monday, students at all the medical schools in the country will skip
their first day classes to demonstrate their support for medical
are demanding higher wages and better conditions.
The residents have tried to resign collectively, but they have been barred from doing so by the National Labor Court.
The demonstration will be held Monday outside Beit Ariela in Tel Aviv at
6 p.m. Medical schools usually open before the general academic year.
The Treasury had invited representatives of the young doctors for yet
another negotiating session on Sunday, but the residents said they would
not turn up because they understood no new proposals would be raised.
The residents plan to take the refusal to allow them to resign to the