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X-Ray Technicians at Iceland Hospital Plan to Resign

Forty to 50 x-ray technicians at Landspítali National University Hospital—about two out of every three x-ray technicians employed at the hospital—have handed in their resignations and are planning to quit as of August 1 if their salary demands aren’t met.

nationalhospital-hallgrimskirkja_ipaLandspítali National University Hospital (foreground). Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.

Their resignations were supposed to take effect on May 1 but the deadline was extended to August 1. The wage dispute between x-ray technicians and the hospital management has been ongoing for months, ruv.is reports.

Chair of the profession’s union Katrín Sigurðardóttir told Fréttablaðið that x-ray technicians are not prepared to accept the 4.8 percent pay raise proposed by the previous government in an effort to increase salaries of female professions in healthcare.

“We want a significant increase of basic salaries but I don’t want to mention any specific figure,” Katrín stated.

Earlier this year, nurses at Landspítali were planning to resign en masse due to their discontent with salaries but a pay raise agreement was made in the eleventh hour.

According to ruv.is, other professions at the hospital are equally dissatisfied with their salaries, including midwives, who have yet to make a new wage agreement with the Landspítali management.

Related:

27.02.2013 | Central Bank of Iceland Concerned over Pay Raises

18.02.2013 | Most Nurses Decide to Stay at Iceland Hospital

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