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Wage Negotiations Continue Tomorrow in Reykjavík

By Yelena

City Hall Reykjavík
Photo: Golli.

Representatives of the City of Reykjavík and Efling Union will return to state mediator offices tomorrow to continue negotiating the contracts of some 1,850 Efling members employed by the city. The two parties have not met since Wednesday last week. Efling workers have been on strike for eight days, affecting preschools, primary schools, welfare services, and garbage collection in the city.

Efling members are currently voting on an additional strike, this time among their fellow members who work for the municipalities of Kópavogsbær, Seltjarnarnes, Mosfellsbær, Hveragerði, and Ölfus, as well as those who work in private schools. If the action is approved, some 500 workers will go on strike indefinitely starting on March 9.

Meanwhile, workers in union federation BSRB, the largest federation of employees in the public sector in Iceland, have voted to strike from March 9. That strike will involve some 15,400 workers unless an agreement is reached prior to that date.

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