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Húsavík Labor Union Demands Higher Minimum Wages

The Húsvík Labor Union has approved a claim for a renewal of wage contracts, including an increase of the monthly minimum wage from ISK 125,000 (USD 2,068, EUR 1,457) to ISK 180,000 (USD 3,000, EUR 2,098) over the next two years.

The labor union demands that common wage rates be changed to paid salaries and that the employers’ contribution to employee pension funds be increased from eight percent to 11.5 percent within four years, Morgunbladid reports.

The labor union further demands higher tax exemption limits, higher contributions to occupational education and the eradication of gender-based wage differences.

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