Chairman Leonid Idleman of the Medical Federation demanded, Thursday that the Treasury to change what he called "unilateral steps to harm the work and rights of doctors". Idelman wrote that doctors' employers have repeatedly tried to initiate unilateral actions based on declarations of future steps by the Finance Ministry, the Health Ministry and the Civil Service Commission, in addition to reports about budget cuts. He said this contradicted a letter he received 11 years ago that said a collective bargaining agreement with the doctors would not be harmed.
Idelman demanded a response by Monday. He said if there is no change in the unilateral actions or harm to the agreement with the doctors, they would have no choice but to take any step at their disposal to protect their rights.