From Iceland — BREAKING: Tomorrow's Strike Postponed Due To Progress In Negotiations

BREAKING: Tomorrow’s Strike Postponed Due To Progress In Negotiations

Published March 27, 2019

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

The two-day strike action that was due to start tomorrow has been postponed. A statement to the press from the labour union Efling confirms this.

The statement reads as follows:

Efling cancels the strikes in light of a new basis for talks, which has now been presented on behalf of the employers’ association, SA. This turn of events took place in the state mediator’s office in the late afternoon.

Other parts of the planned strikes are still going ahead. The next set of 24-hour strikes is scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week. The city buses run by Kynnisferðir are also starting their rush-hour strikes on Monday. We remind our members to keep an eye out for further news and announcements this weekend.

Efling thanks its members, staff and volunteers for the great work that has been put into the planning and execution of the strikes so far, which have now resulted in a limited but significant success.

The strike schedule referred to can be seen here.

The labour dispute depends on whether or not management brings an offer to the negotiations table that satisfy worker proposals. Workers are not only fighting for a living wage but also tax relief, rent control, and actual penalties for companies which violate labour contracts and the law.

More updates will be posted as they arise.

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