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Air Traffic Controllers Call Off Strike

The Association of Icelandic Air Traffic Controllers (FÍH) reached a new wage agreement with the Confederation of Icelandic Employers (SA) on Friday, thus preventing a series of 20 strikes planned to take place June 27 to July 20.

Air traffic controllers were dissatisfied with their salaries and their working hours. SA had worried the strikes would damage the Icelandic economy and harm Iceland’s image abroad. Minister of Industry Össur Skarphédinsson also expressed his concern on the matter.

Flugstodir, the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration (ISAVIA), celebrates the new agreement. Its operations will now return to normal and both Icelandic and foreign travelers can fly to and within Iceland without worrying about being stranded, mbl.is reports.

Click here to read more about the planned strikes.

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