Nurse strike called off
The most extensive healthcare strike in decades has been called off after six weeks and one day.
The opposing parties, the nurses’ union and the finance ministry, agreed on a three-year contract yesterday evening.
All nurses will be given a 10-percent salary increase over the next three years: 3.8 percent backdated to 1 January 2023, another 4.04 percent from 1 January 2024 and further 2.15 percent from 1 January 2025.
“These negotiations have been difficult, stressful and time-consuming, but it’s a great relief that we have now reached a settlement between the two opposing parties,” says Terji Sigurðsson, who heads the dispute resolution board.
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