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Nurses Suspend Strike for Two Weeks Pending Resumed Negotiations on Wage Hikes

Israel’s 11,000 nurses today “suspended” their four day old strike for a two-week period during which negotiations on their wage claims will be resumed. If negotiations proceed satisfactorily the suspension will be extended. The Central Executive of the Nurses Union said they were suspending their strike “in view of the fact that the Prime Minister, the Knesset and the Histadrut have admitted the justice of our case.” The nurses strike has disrupted all but emergency medical services in Israel’s hospitals.