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  12/17/2012, Tevet 4, 5773

Nurses Block Entrance to Finance Ministry

Striking nurses blocked the entrance to the Finance Ministry on Monday, during a demonstration for higher wages and more staffing at hospitals. The ministry announced earlier that negotiations would continue.

The strike entered its 15th day on Monday, after a meeting late Sunday night between the nurses, the Treasury and President Nili Arad of the National Labor Court yielded no results. Hospitals, public health clinics were on Sabbath schedules and nurses working for the Clalit Health Maintenance Organization joined the sanctions.