Guðbjörg Pálsdóttir, formaður Fíh. Mynd: Kristinn Þeyr Magnússon - RÚV
An overwhelming majority of nurses has agreed to go on a strike. The result of the Icelandic Nurses associations vote on the matter was made public earlier today.
The nurses have been out contract since March last year. If a new contract will not be reached by the 22nd of June the strike will start at 8 o´clock that same day. A decisive 85.5% agreed to the strike while 13.3% voted against it.
In April a deal was reached but nurses rejected the contract in a vote. Around 46 percent of the votes were in favour of the deal, but 53 percent were against. Before that The last contract the Icelandic nurses’ association signed was in 2014 and nurses have therefore not had a new wage and conditions deal with the State for over five years.