Stuðningur frá Evrópudeild alþjóðasamtaka félagsráðgjafa IFSW Europe vegna kjaradeilna

skrifað 01. júl 2015
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Evrópudeild alþjóðasamtaka félagsráðgjafa IFSW Europe sendir Félagsráðgjafafélagi Íslands stuðningsyfirlýsingu.

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) Europe e.V. sends our warm greetings and support to the social work professionals in Iceland. We wish that the government would find a more constructive solution to end the strike than by legislation.

Evrópudeild alþjóðasamtaka félagsráðgjafa IFSW Europe sendir Félagsráðgjafafélagi Íslands stuðningsyfirlýsingu.

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) Europe e.V. sends our warm greetings and support to the social work professionals in Iceland. We wish that the government would find a more constructive solution to end the strike than by legislation.

During and after the bank crisis in Iceland, social workers were helping the victims of the crisis and using their skills to moderate the social consequences. The academics of Iceland have accepted to have their wages frozen for many years while the Icelandic economy recovers. Now, when Iceland’s economy is growing, social workers and other academic professionals are entitled to have their share of the growth. Professionals are already migrating from Iceland because of the difficulty to receive a fair pay for their knowledge and qualifications. There is a need for qualified social workers in many parts of Europe and this situation could lead to a brain drain for Iceland.

IFSW Europe has 34 members associations in 32 countries, with a total of 170,000 Social Workers – the membership is representative as it covers all corners of Europe - and the Association for Social Workers in Iceland is one of them.

We strongly support their right to receive a salary based on their many years of academic education and their work to improve the lives of the Icelandic population and the Icelandic society.

IFSW Europe Executive Committee

17th June 2015

For further information contact: Cristina Martins, President of the IFSW European Region [International Federation of Social Workers Europe e.V.]
E- HYPERLINK "mailto:vpeur@ifsw.org"martinscristina25@hotmail.com Cell phone: + 351