Iceland -Public service votes for strike action -September 30, 2015

The members of the trade union of public servants (SFR) and the Paramedics Society of Iceland (SLFÍ) have voted to go on strike. SFR stated that about 64% of SFR workers and about 70% of SLFÍ workers took part in the vote. Of those, just over 85% of SFR workers and 91% of SLFÍ workers voted in favour of going on strike. The strikes will begin on 15 October if no collective bargaining agreement is reached with state negotiators.


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