Yesterday Sólveig Anna and Ragnar Ólason visited the Reykjavík city workers in domestic service at Vitatorg. They talked about the current state of negotiations with the city and the condition of workers. Our members explained the increased strain they’re working under. More and more tasks are piled on them without corresponding increases in pay.
It’s completely clear that care workers can’t always simply be forced to work harder and run faster. Domestic service workers are doing an incredibly important job which requires both mental and physical skill and exertion. They, like all of us, need to be able to live off their wage and stay healthy. These demands should be self-evident.