Talks fail, residents' resignations back to labor court

Negotiations between medical residents and Finance Ministry representatives failed on Sunday, sending the residents pending resignations back to the National Labor Court on Monday.
The resignations of some 700 medical residents were scheduled to go into effect on Monday. Following the failure of the negotiations to produce a solution to the labor dispute, the sides were expected to meet at the National Labor Court on Monday, where the state will likely request an injunction be issued against the resignations.
Thus far, the National Labor Court has declined to let residents resign over what they claim are unfair conditions agreed upon in the Israel Medical Association’s nine-year labor agreement with the employers, which was signed at the end of August.
After walking out on the talks with the Finance Ministry, the medical residents' representatives expressed frustration with the Treasury's "failure to understand the reality of the situation" and called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to intervene.
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