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Iceland leads OECD in labor disputes

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, reports that Iceland has the most difficult labor relations of the OECD.

Iceland measures with considerably more working days lost to labor disputes than any other OECD country.

On average, in the OECD countries, 50 days are lost per every 1000 employees, every year. In Iceland, however, 581 days are lost per every 1000 employees annually. In second place is Spain, with 200 days lost per 1000 employees each year.

RÚV cites the British weekly The Economist saying that this number corresponds to every employed person in Iceland being on strike for two days each year.

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