Privatization today, illness tomorrow

Avirama Golan, Ha’aretz, September 14, 2006 The public health nurses' struggle against the transfer of school health services to a manpower company can of course be described - as Finance Ministry officials are doing - as a battle over employment conditions. Not that that's so terrible: After all, there seems to be some logic in a person's desire to preserve job security. But in the case of the nurses, who in recent years began working under a private association and are not civil servants in any case - that is not the main thing. At the heart of the attempt to minimize the blow to these services lies a much more important struggle - against the sweeping privatization of the health services. ... Privatization