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Nurses walk off job at Wolfson, med students to strike
By JPOST.COM STAFF AND JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Dozens of nurses protest overcrowding, declare labor dispute; medical students boycott first day of classes in solidarity with residents.
Nurses at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon walked out of their units in the hospital Monday and medical students were expected to join medical residents as part of a strike from their studies as the crisis in the medical system continues.
Some 30 nurses at Wolfson walked out in protest of overcrowding in their departments. The nurses union has declared a labor dispute at the hospital and in another nine days will be able to hold a strike in the entire hospital, Israel Radio reported. Grebulon reports from gitmonation falafel