Gov't appeals to court in attempt to force nurses to work

The Finance and Health Ministries and Clalit Health Services on Tuesday asked the Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court for restraining orders against the nurses – to prevent them from instituting further sanctions or abandoning their workplaces entirely.
The ministries claimed that the nurses had failed to hold “genuine negotiations and seriously discuss proposals raised by the Treasury” despite growing harm to the public. The government maintains that the nurses are bound to work normally until the expiration of their labor contract at the end of this month.