Nurses vote for a strike

02.06.2020 - 21:37
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The Icelandic Nurses' Association have decided to start an online vote among the nurses that work for the state on whether to go on strike. The vote started at 8 o'clock this evening and will finish at noon on Friday.

 

The nurses have been out of contract since March last year. They did a new contract in April but the nurses voted narrowly against it in a vote. The main dissatisfaction was with the basic salaries.

If the nurses vote in favour of a strike it will start on the morning of June 22nd, if no new contract is reached by then. A strike will effect all state run health institutions, and other state run workplaces where nurses are employed.

 

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