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  10/10/2011, Tishrei 12, 5772

Steinitz to Interns: Stay on the Job; Rewards Later


Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz called on protesting interns, Monday, to stay on the job and return to negotiations about what they feel are shortcomings in the collective bargaining agreement signed this summer between the Israel Medical Federation and the government.

Addressing a news conference, Dr. Steinitz said it was out of place to harm public health and the lives of patients. He said their salaries were not low and, referring to the annual report on salaries, noted that a doctor with 20 years experience makes more than the prime minister.