News Brief 5/22/2011, Iyar 18, 5771
Doctors Threaten: No More Overtime
If the Treasury does not settle up with doctors by July, doctors will no longer work overtime – potentially walking away from patients in the middle of treatment, said Dr. Leonid Adelman, head of the union representing doctors demanding improved wages and work conditions. Adelman made the threat during a demonstration in Tel Aviv Sunday morning over the lengthy negotiations between doctors and the government that have not led to a resolution of their dispute.
“We are unable to save lives because the government is trying to save money at the expense of the public” by failing to pay doctors what they are worth, Adelman said.