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Hospital Workers End Strike

July 7, 1992
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Medical and administrative employees at five government hospitals have called off a strike begun Sunday, following a court ruling upholding efforts to begin privatizing the hospitals.

But the staffs of the major hospitals run by Histadrut’s Kupat Holim sick fund continued to work a reduced Shabbat schedule Monday, protesting plans to decentralize the labor federation’s health system.

The strike by government hospital workers ended Sunday evening after the National Labor Court upheld the legality of a directive issued by Health Minister Ehud Olmert.

The directive, which is part of the Likud government’s privatization program, transforms government medical centers into autonomous economic units. Employees fear the move will reduce their salaries and increase their workloads.

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