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One Third of Icelanders: Foreigners Should Earn Less

By Iceland Review

According to a new opinion poll by the Confederation of Labor (ASÍ), one third of participants, aged 18 to 35, believe it is natural that Icelanders have better wages in the labor market than workers of foreign origin.

This conclusion is at odds with answers to other questions in the poll which revealed that most participants believe that ASÍ members should emphasize improved salaries, equality and human rights in their work, Morgunbladid reports.

“This is a matter of great concern,” said Halldór Grönvold, assistant managing director of ASÍ. “It is very important that we don’t lose the enthusiasm in the discussion about ‘One right and no cheating’ […]. These attitudes give us concerns about what young people are thinking.”

The opinion poll was undertaken by the Social Science Research Institute for ASÍ.

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