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Labor dispute threatens to disrupt traffic at Keflavik airport

By Iceland Review

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, reports that a labor dispute threatens to disrupt traffic at Keflavik airport.

Employees at the airport plan to go on strike between 5 am and 8 am on Sunday morning to protest low wages, bad facilities and stressful working conditions. Check-in desk employees, kitchen workers and baggage handlers are among those who will stop working.

RÚV that traffic through the terminal peaks in the early hours, and it is likely that some scheduled flights will be delayed or cancelled.

The managing director of the terminal staff employer, FL Group and Icelandair subsidiary IGS, Gunnar Olsen said the situation was “under examination” but would not disclose what measures the company intended to take in connection with the walk-out. A spokesperson for the Employer’s Association called the planned action “illegal”.

Separately, news station NFS quotes an anonymous employee saying that wages had stayed flat for several years, and that the employees had expressed great anger at an employees’ meeting earlier this week.

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