Postal Strike Disrupts Health Services

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

Health Ministry employees refused to issue authorizations for food and medication or answer telephones on Tuesday, following a Histadrut order of sanctions in the public sector as part of its dispute with Israel Postal Company, The Jerusalem Post reported.

The national labor union is protesting threats of economizing measures, including  dismissals of postal workers, and this time it was the turn of the Ministry’s district health offices to show solidarity with their fellow Histadrut members.

On Wednesday, sanctions are slated for the Enforcement and Collections Authority, and on Thursday, it will be the Customs Authority.

In response, the Health Ministry said that the central headquarters operated normally but that “it may be some of the district offices did not provide public services for one day only.”