Warning strike by X-ray technicians over wage dispute causes hospital distress

A 24-hour warning strike by 1,200 X-ray and imaging technicians who handle emergency cases could wreak havoc in the country’s government, voluntary hospitals and community clinics starting Thursday.

The Histadrut said that the warning strike was a “reaction to foot dragging” in wage negotiations between the Treasury and other employers on the one hand and the union on the other.

The strike broke out after it was decided a month ago by the two sides to negotiate; the unit said it would temporarily freeze all planned sanctions. But the Histadrut said negotiations were not getting anywhere and decided on the warning strike. The union of X-ray technicians will meet to decide whether to hold an open-ended strike.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Health/Warning-strike-by-X-ray-technicians-over-wage-dispute-causes-hospital-distress-390842

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