Efling and Reykjavík City will meet with the state mediator on Thursday

The first meeting after Efling union’s wage dispute with Reykjavík City was referred to the state mediator will be held tomorrow, Thursday, June 6. Efling referred the wage dispute to the state mediator on May 27.

Negotiations with the city had been going on for weeks, since the middle of last April. The collective agreement between Efling and the city of Reykjavík expired last March 31.

In the statement of the negotiation committee of Efling, when the dispute was referred to the mediator, it was stated that numerous meetings had taken place but without any visible results. It had been clearly indicated by Efling that the requirement was that the salary policy formulated in collective agreements in the general market should be followed. It has therefore been strange to experience that, despite this, the city has not been interested in discussing much-needed reforms for its indispensable staff. By referring the dispute to the government mediator, the negotiating committee hoped that negotiations would begin to yield results.