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Nurses Threaten to Strike Again

Israel’s nurses are threatening work sanctions again, less than a month after they ended a traumatic national strike that caused much hardship and dislocation to hospitals and patients.

The nurses’ leaders, meeting in Tel Aviv Tuesday, claimed that negotiations with the government had been proceeding desultorily and without prospects of producing meaningful improvement in their working conditions.

The nurses went back to work after their stoppage without having won any government pledge to increase their salaries, but with promises to negotiate extensively on other aspects of their working conditions.

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