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Court Sides with Administration in Strike Law Dispute

The District Court of Reykjavík today ruled in the case filed by BHM against the Icelandic government for the imposition of strike laws last month.

According to the findings of the court, the strike laws were neither unconstitutional nor illegal, and the government at liberty to enact them.

Meanwhile—as predicted—88,4 percent of nurses rejected the wage agreement signed on June 23. A large majority, or 84,8 percent, of the Icelandic Nurses’ Union’s members voted on whether or not to ratify the agreement.

With hundreds of resignations already in place, it appears that no end to this crisis is yet in sight for the Icelandic health care system.

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