Director of Landspítali National University Hospital Björn Zoëga has announced that he will increase the salaries of nurses in line with the government’s recent contribution of funds in an effort to resolve the ongoing wage dispute at the hospital.The Landspítali National University Hospital (foreground). Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.
Due to discontent with their wages and with no solution in sight, 270 nurses at Landspítali have handed in their resignations to take effect as of March 1.
Björn is now planning to increase the salaries of nurses by ISK 25,000 (USD 199, EUR 145) per month on average, Fréttablaðið reports.
The negotiation committee of nurses met with the hospital’s representatives yesterday morning where the latter party presented its final suggestion for a solution in the wage dispute.
Nurses are planning to discuss the offer at a meeting early next week. Whatever they decide, Björn will go through with the planned pay raise.
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