Hadassah Hospital management and employees signed a deal early this morning to break the stalemate over unpaid January salaries and get doctors and nurses back to work after two weeks.
Hospital workers and nurses were expected to go back to work this morning. According to Ynet, the two sides agreed that employees who earn less than NIS 15,000 per month won’t receive pay cuts and will receive the remainder of their unpaid salaries. Also, summons issued to employees for a hearing before termination were frozen.
Hadassah chairman Avigdor Kaplan said after the deal was inked with the administrative employees and nurses that the task that remained was “to convince the doctors to join as well.”
The Jerusalem district court will hear arguments Wednesday morning about Hadassah doctors’ liability and insurance. According to Israel Radio, doctors are currently refusing to return to work out of fear that they will personally be exposed to lawsuits by patients suing for damages, after the hospital itself received a court-ordered stay of proceedings that protects it from having to pay out for lawsuits.
Read more: Times of Israel