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Demand in Housing Brings Illegal Workers

By Iceland Review

ASI, the Workers Union, states that a shortage of skilled builders coupled with the enormous expansion in the area around Reyjavík has brought up to 1000 illegal workers in the construction industry. The union claims that most of the immigrants are from the Baltic states, and that almost all receive wages below the Icelandic minimum wage.

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