Iceland - Teachers bargain pay increase - November 30, 2016

Trade union RÚV reports that about 1,000 primary school teachers, who are municipal workers, are currently in negotiations for a pay rise with the cooperation of a state arbitrator. The teachers have been working without a valid contract since last spring. Numerous grade school teachers have already walked off their jobs. As their grievances have been ongoing for months, they are considering to take collective action. Unions are already increasing their strike funds in preparation.

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