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Efling Union Offers City New Contract Proposal

By Yelena

Efling - Strike - Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir
Photo: Golli.

Efling Union presented a new contract proposal to the City of Reykjavík this morning, RÚV reports. Another meeting between the parties is scheduled for tomorrow. Around 1,850 Efling members who work for the city began a general strike yesterday, affecting Reykjavík’s preschools, primary schools, welfare services, and waste management.

Union and city representatives met this morning with the state mediator for around one and a half hours, their first meeting since February 7. Efling chairperson Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir declined to comment on the details of the union’s new offer for the time being. Another meeting is scheduled between the parties tomorrow.

Sólveig Anna told reporters the general strike will continue. There are ISK 3 billion ($23.6m/€21.8m) in Efling’s strike fund, which she says is enough to support a long strike.

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