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Israeli doctors cancel elective surgery in dispute over pay

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d2433 (Published 14 April 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2433
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. 1Jerusalem

The Israel Medical Association has declared a dispute with the government over pay, and members have cancelled elective surgery for several days, 11 years after the association agreed to a no strike clause.

It is also calling for the healthcare system to be reorganised and given substantially more state funding.

The association gave up the right to strike in exchange for arbitration in a dispute over its salaries contract in 2000, at the end of a 127 …

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