Iceland -Dismissal of cleaners -November 04, 2014

The trade union Efling announced that 18 workers were fired by the Government Offices in an effort to save revenue. Most of these workers are over the age of 50, and all of them are women earning amongst the lowest legal wages in the country.

The trade union Efling announced that 18 workers were fired by the Government Offices in an effort to save revenue. Most of these workers are over the age of 50, and all of them are women earning amongst the lowest legal wages in the country. The government believe they can save a lot of money by contracting out the work that Efling members do, as cleaning companies are constantly competing to underbid each other, which ultimately leads to lower wages and an increased workload for the workers.

English: http://grapevine.is/news/2014/11/04/government-fires-cleaning-staff-to-save-money/


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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