Police officers in Iceland gathered outside the facilities of the State Mediator yesterday to show unity with their negotiators at the meeting that was about to begin in the wage dispute between the Police Federation of Iceland and the state.
Police officers during the protests in the autumn of 2008. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.
Icelandic police officers don’t have any wage contract at the moment; in August they rejected an agreement on wages which had been reached between the Police Federation and the state’s representatives, Morgunbladid reports.
Police officers are dissatisfied with how long it takes to make a new wage agreement. Before the meeting, chairman of the Police Federation Snorri Magnússon told Fréttabladid that their patience is running out.
Detective Benedikt Lind agreed. “I understand that there is no offer on the table,” he said. “So we have few other resources than to show our discontent this way.”