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Calls for Workday to be Shortened in Iceland

Alda, the Association for Sustainability and Democracy, is calling for the workday in Iceland to be shortened.


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According to Alda, people work longer in Iceland than in the other Nordic countries and longer than those in most other European countries.

In 2010, individuals in Iceland worked on average 23 days longer than those in Sweden, reports.

“That is nearly a whole summer vacation,” the association points out in a new brochure outlining their concerns.

“In addition, participation in the job market in this country is the most among Nordic countries and much higher than other European countries,” the statement continues.

Alda suggests that the average working week be shortened to 30-32 hours in two years time.


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