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Firefighters and Ambulance Drivers on Strike Again

A more than eight-hour-long negotiation meeting ended last night without a solution to the wage dispute between firefighters, ambulance drivers and the negotiation committee of the local authorities in Iceland. A new strike began this morning and ends at midnight.

Firefighters at work when the old houses by Laekjartorg square in Reykjavík caught fire in 2007. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

All emergency services will be tended to but employees who are not on duty cannot be called out, patients will not be transferred between institutions and no firefighters will be on call at the airport in Akureyri, visir.is reports.

Air Iceland therefore sped up its morning flights, which took off before 8 am. The airline is planning to use the airport in Húsavík later today but firefighters believe it is a violation of the strike and are considering sending picketers to the airport.

Click here to read about the first strike in the series.

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