Iceland - Ship workers consider strike - February 29, 2016

Merchant ship workers have been without a contract since last summer, and a breakdown in negotiations may lead to a strike. Captains and engineers alike have been trying to work out a collective bargaining agreement with management, but thus far, the terms being offered by management have been unsatisfactory. Should a strike happen, this could have a dramatic effect on imports, on which the country depends for practically every aspect of life. If a strike commences, the most likely products to be effected would be fresh fruits and vegetables, leading to a food shortage in the country.


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