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Nurses Threaten to Resign If Pay is Not Increased

Nurses in Iceland are preparing to negotiate new wages and demand a considerable increase in salary. If their demands are not met by May 1, they plan to take action with 15 percent of nurses having declared their intent to resign.

The current wage contract will expire at the end of April, Morgunbladid reports.

Chairman of the Association of Icelandic Nurses (FÍH) Elsa B. Fridfinnsdóttir said the state’s negotiation committee has not shown much interest in improving the wages of nurses and no formal meeting to discuss these matters has been held, despite the fact that a discussion plan was signed between FÍH and the committee on February 29.

“At that time I requested a meeting as soon as possible, but we have not received an invitation for any meeting,” Fridfinnsdóttir said. She would not reveal how much an increase nurses will be demanding. “We have great expectations.”

Fridfinnsdóttir said the recently signed wage contracts between the state and the Icelandic Confederation of Labor (ASÍ) are not sufficient for improving the wages of nurses.

Click here to read more about those contracts.

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