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High school teachers in Iceland back to school after 3-week strike

By Staff

  • High school teachers in a solidarity meeting during the strike. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

High school teachers in Iceland returned back to school this morning after three-week strike. 

The Teacher’s Union and the State reached an agreement on Friday ending a strike that started March 17th and caused 20,000 students to be out of school and around 1,500 teachers to be out of work.

The agreement secures high school teachers a gradual wage increase of 6.8% by October 31 2016. 

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