Surgeons May Strike - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Surgeons May Strike

Published September 30, 2014

Vote This Week After Failed Negotiations

Haukur Már Helgason
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Vote This Week After Failed Negotiations

After failed attempts at negotiations with State authorities, surgeons at the national university hospital Landspítalinn will vote, later this week, on a potential strike. The strike action would commence in two weeks and postpone 150 operations each week. 5,000 people currently await operation, according to RÚV. In case of a strike, surgeons would still do emergency operations.

Minister of Healthcare, Kristján Þór Júlíusson, has said that he supports the surgeons’ demands and will discuss the matter with Minister of Finance, Bjarni Benediktsson.

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