Medical centers to directly employ maintenance workers

Some 1,500 maintenance workers who were employed in public hospitals by contractors will soon be accepted as direct employees of the medical centers, following an agreement reached by the Histadrut with the Treasury.

The General Labor Federation, headed by Avi Nissenkoren, said the agreement, to be implemented next month, is another step to increase equity and reduce social gaps.

Health Ministry director-general Moshe Bar Siman Tov said that the 1,500 will include cleaning workers now employed in “health corporations” that provide services provided as part of the health basket but in the past intentionally kept private by the state so it would not have to hire them as employees.


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