Nurses strike ends with ‘historic’ deal

The 17 day old nurses strike in Israel has ended with a ‘historic’ deal with nurses, say observers.  The nurses have received a 14% pay rise over the next 4.5 years.  Nurses are expected to return to work today.

According to a report on Ynet, “The Treasury said the overall, wages will see an increase of NIS 1,000-6,000 (roughly $260-1500), according to seniority; adding that 1% of the new funds would be allotted to ‘professional solutions” for various issues the nurses mentioned in the negotiations.”