Clalit community health nurses to begin strike

Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, Jerusalem Post, October 22, 2006 More than 3,000 Clalit Health Services clinic nurses will begin an open-ended strike on Tuesday morning. The Clalit workers union, representing 32,000 nurses, administrative and maintenance staff and technical workers, said the walkout will "completely shut down" all the clinics and is a "first shot in the struggle to replace management." It will be the first time in 20 years that the health fund's community nurses strike. Last week, the union declared a work dispute and demanded the removal of the health fund's management. ... Clalit