Iceland - Midwives on strike - April 30, 2018

After negotiations between the state and midwives ended in a deadlock for around six months, all the countries 95 midwives that go on home visits went on strike 23 April 2018 asking for an updated contract with a 13.8% salary increase. The midwives have been fighting to improve their pay for nearly two years. With the midwives on strike the hospitals will have to deal with all deliveries of new-borns.

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