Chances for an agreement died after the staff's representatives rejected a management offer to pay an average of 90 percent of workers' salaries during the three-month stay of execution from creditors granted to the cash-strapped hospital.
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The hospital's 850 doctors began their strike more than a week ago, after only receiving half of their January salary. Days later, they were joined by all of the staff at Hadassah Ein Kerem and Hadassah Mount Scopus, a labor union spokesman said.
On Monday, Jerusalem District Court approved the Hadassah management's petition for a stay of legal proceedings against the hospital, protecting it from creditors for three months.
Those earning what was deemed to be a high salary would receive 85 percent of their wage, while those on a lesser income would get 90 percent. Only those earning less than 10,000 shekels per month would receive full pay under the deal offered.