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Israeli nurses sign pact, end strike

Dec. 20, 2012 at 9:21 AM   |   Comments

JERUSALEM, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Israeli Treasury and the Nurses' Union struck a new wage deal calling for across-the-board pay raises, ending a 17-day strike, officials said.

Nurses planned to return to work Thursday.

Under the new deal, reached after a seven-hour, overnight hearing at the Labor Court, wages will rise by 14 percent during the next 4 1/2 years, Ynetnews.com reported.

The Treasury said wages would increase between $260 and $1,500, depending on seniority. Officials said 1 percent of the new funds would be allotted to "professional solutions" for issues the nurses brought up during negotiations.

Health Ministry officials said the 17-day strike delayed 110,000 infant vaccinations, 55,000 schoolchildren vaccinations and 24,000 routine pre-natal checks, as well as about 9,000 canceled surgeries.

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