Members of the Icelandic Cabin Crew Association have accepted the new wage agreement reached by the association’s negotiation committee and the representatives of Icelandair last week.
Hence, a two-day strike which was supposed to begin this week and another strike which was scheduled to begin later in the month and carry on for an indefinite period of time have been averted, visir.is reported on Friday.
This was the third agreement on which the association’s members voted within a short period of time; the first two were rejected.
Now the agreement was accepted with a majority of 24, which is considered a decisive majority considering the number of cabin crew personnel working for Icelandair.
As for other wage disputes, subordinates on marine research vessels have been on strike for four weeks now and negotiations on wages are still in a knot, visir.is reports.
The vessels are therefore still docked at the harbor and haven’t been used for capelin research, which is supposed to serve as basis for the fishing quota decision on capelin next autumn. Such research has been carried out continuously for 30 years.
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