A power outage affected an area from Kirkjubæjarklaustur in South Iceland and eastwards to Vopnafjörður in Northeast Iceland for about two hours this morning.
A ship carrying three thousand tons of aluminum from Rio Tinto Alcan in Straumsvík will leave harbor this afternoon, headed for the Netherlands, despite the limited strike meant to prevent all shipping of aluminum from the harbor.
The union Hlíf has agreed to a limited work stoppage at Rio Tinto Alcan in Iceland as of February 24.
The strike at Rio Tinto’s aluminum smelter in Straumsvík, which was meant to begin at midnight last night, has been canceled.
Negotiations between Rio Tinto Alcan and the unions of workers at the aluminum smelter in Straumsvík, outside the town of Hafnarfjörður, which Rio Tinto operates, have been unsuccessful.
The operation of Alcoa in Iceland has been losing money from the start, RÚV reports. “Made-up loss” and “scandal” is the view of the former director of Internal Revenue.
Close to one hundred employees of Rio Tinto Alcan Iceland LTD, which operates the aluminum smelter in Straumsvík, Southwest Iceland, protested by the smelter’s headquarters at noon today.