Iceland -Deal on the eve of a massive strike -June 23, 2015

Trade unions and the employers’ organisations concluded a last minute agreement on pay and working conditions that covers union members of six unions.

Only a deal on pay and work conditions could avoid strike action by over 10,000 Icelandic craftsmen. If talks had not been successful, union members would down tools on 23 June causing significant disruption in various sectors of the Icelandic economy. However, the trade unions and the employers’ organisations concluded a last minute agreement on pay and working conditions that covers union members of six unions in different fields, including hairdressing, bookmaking, food production, electrical work, marine engineering and metal technology. Strike action – scheduled to begin a few hours later at midnight – was called off.

English: http://icelandreview.com/news/2015/06/23/industrial-workers-sign-agreement …     

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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