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Daemon
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International Women's Day

This day commemorating women is one of the most widely observed holidays of recent origin. It has its roots in the March 8, 1857, revolt of women in New York City, protesting conditions in the textile and garment industries, although it wasn't proclaimed a holiday until 1910. In Great Britain and the United States, International Women's Day is marked by special exhibitions, films, etc., in praise of women. In the former U.S.S.R., women received honors for distinguished service in industry, aviation, military service, and other fields. More...
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There is no doubt that, whatever a man can do, a woman can do it better.
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Today's Holiday
International Women's Day
This day commemorating women is one of the most widely observed holidays of recent origin. It has its roots in the March 8, 1857, revolt of women in New York City, protesting conditions in the textile and garment industries, although it wasn't proclaimed a holiday until 1910. In Great Britain and the United States, International Women's Day is marked by special exhibitions, films, etc., in praise of women. In the former U.S.S.R., women received honors for distinguished service in industry, aviation, military service, and other fields.
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Today's Holiday
International Women's Day
This day commemorating women is one of the most widely observed holidays of recent origin. It has its roots in the March 8, 1857, revolt of women in New York City, protesting conditions in the textile and garment industries, although it wasn't proclaimed a holiday until 1910. In Great Britain and the United States, International Women's Day is marked by special exhibitions, films, etc., in praise of women. In the former U.S.S.R., women received honors for distinguished service in industry, aviation, military service, and other fields.
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Housekeepers begin strike action on Women's Day March 8th


Housekeepers will strike on International women’s day on March 8.The strike will start at 10:00 in the morning of March 8th 2019 and will finish at 23:59 on the same day.

Union Efling has issued a press release stating the following:

Staff should stop working at 10:00 and go to Gamla bíó to participate in the program and register for payment from the strike fund for the day. The payment will be 12.000 kr. minus tax and will processed at the end of the month.

In Gamla bíó there will be a program all day from 10:00 to 18:30 for strikers and and their supporters.

March at 16.00
Strikers and their supporters are urged to take part in a march at 16:00 going from Gamla bíó and passing all the largest hotels in downtown Reykjavík. The march will end up back in Gamla bíó at 17:00 where Drífa Snædal chairman of ASÍ (Icelandic confederation of labour) will chair a solidarity meeting organised by MFÍK (Women’s Culture and Peace Organisation of Iceland). Among speakers are Sanna Magdalena Mörtudóttir, NIchole Leigh Mosty, Magga Stína Blöndal and Arna Jakobína Björnsdóttir. Music is in the hands of Spaðabani, Guðlaug Fríða og Kvennakór Impra.

Click here for the Facebook events of the March and the MFÍK Meeting

If you cannot make it to apply for strike fund payment at Gamla Bíó on Friday you can come to the Efling office on Monday and Tuesday 11-12th March during opening hours to fill in your application.

The housekeeping work stoppage applies to cleaning, housekeeping and laundry services for rooms and other sleeping accommodation and connected areas and services, for example in corridors, toilets and shared spaces, in all hotels and guesthouses in the area which Efling has jurisdiction over, which includes the areas of Reykjavík, Kópavogur, Seltjarnarnes, Mosfellsbær, Kjós, Grímsnes og Grafningshreppur, Hveragerði, Ölfus County, and additionally Hafnarfjörður and Garðabær.

Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained:
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”



This is Iceland so
1 - you have to have music,
2 - you hold your meeting in a cinema, and
3 - things are not entirely as they seem!

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Members of Efling accepted a call to strike on March 8 among cleaners in hotels with an overwhelming majority of votes cast. Of 862 votes, 769 agreed to the call for strike, 67 voted against, and 26 turned in a blank ballot. This makes for an 89% vote for the strike.

Chair of Efling, Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, said that the result was a great symbol of support in the coming struggle. “The members have spoken. I am sincerely proud of our members, who have now sent a very clear and powerful message with their votes. It was amazing to see the atmosphere in the workplaces where we organized a vote.”

The call for strike is now seen as accepted by the members and was turned in to the SA business association and the state mediator on Friday, March 1.

The voting registry included 7950 individuals, which means the participation rate was nearly 11%.


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Daemon wrote:
International Women's Day

This day commemorating women is one of the most widely observed holidays of recent origin. It has its roots in the March 8, 1857, revolt of women in New York City, protesting conditions in the textile and garment industries, although it wasn't proclaimed a holiday until 1910. In Great Britain and the United States, International Women's Day is marked by special exhibitions, films, etc., in praise of women. In the former U.S.S.R., women received honors for distinguished service in industry, aviation, military service, and other fields. More...
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This day commemorating women is one of the most widely observed holidays of recent origin. It has its roots in the March 8, 1857, revolt of women in New York City, protesting conditions in the textile and garment industries, although it wasn't proclaimed a holiday until 1910. In Great Britain and the United States, International Women's Day is marked by special exhibitions, films, etc., in praise of women. In the former U.S.S.R., women received honors for distinguished service in industry, aviation, military service, and other fields.
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