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Strike Seems Imminent

Reykjavík with Hallgrímskirkja in the background

The strike will have widespread effects. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Árni Stefán Jónsson, head of SFR Union of Public Servants, tells Vísir there is no chance an imminent strike will be postponed, even though the state presented a new proposal this morning. He says participating unions are analyzing the proposal

“We can’t postpone the strike,” he states, “and there is no chance we will. The strike starts tonight at midnight. That’s for sure.” He says considerable time is needed to go over the details of the latest ideas, “so whether it’s one hour or twelve, we don’t know.”

Kristín Á. Guðmundsdóttir, head of the Icelandic Union of Nurses’ Aides agrees the strike will not be postponed.

Representatives of SFR, the Icelandic Union of Nurses’ Aides, and the Police Federation of Iceland all sat down at the negotiating table with the State Mediator this morning.

Almost 5,000 union members could be going on strike this evening. For detailed information regarding the effects of the strike, please read our report from Monday.

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