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Employees of Reykjavík skiing areas given notice

All full time employees of the capital’s skiing areas in Bláfjöll and Skálafell mountains, which have only been open four days this season, were given notice, Reykjavík’s Sports and Youth Council announced on Monday.

Anna Kristinsdóttir, the director of the skiing areas on behalf of Reykjavík City, said having six full time employees at the slopes all year round was not considered necessary anymore and therefore they had been given notice as of March 1. Fréttabladid reports.

She said the Sports and Youth Council would evaluate how many full time employees would be needed at the skiing areas in the future and announce its decision in three months.

Kristinsdóttir added the employees of the skiing areas had not lost their jobs due to lack of snow, but due to lack of communication between the eleven communities that cooperate in running the slopes.

Grétar Thórisson, manager of the Reykjavík skiing areas, said the employees could not be blamed for lack of communication between the communities.

He added Kristinsdóttir was wrong in saying six people had worked at the slopes, because there were only five, and that this mistake shows that the Sports and Youth Council had not taken a careful look at the matter before making its decision.

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