An agreement was reached between the Icelandic Aircraft Mechanics Association and Icelandair around 4 am this morning, suspending the mechanics’ strike.
Thousands of travellers have been affected by the Icelandair aircraft mechanics strike, which continues today.
Many Icelandair flights to and from Keflavík airport have been cancelled and others delayed due to an aircraft mechanics strike which began at 6:00 am this morning.
Air mechanics at Icelandair have announced an indefinite strike starting at 6:00 am on Sunday morning unless a collective agreement is reached.
Because of an overtime ban among air traffic controllers, there will be no flights to and from Keflavík International airport between 2 am and 7 am tomorrow morning.
A total of 189 healthcare professionals, among them 158 nurses, have resigned at Landspítali National University Hospital since a bill was passed to stop the strike of nurses on June 13. Twenty percent, or 88 of the resignations, are among nurses working at the hospital’s operations ward. If...
Six unions of industrial workers in Iceland will start striking at midnight tonight if a new wage agreement cannot be made with Business Iceland (SA), the confederation of Icelandic employers, by then. Talks ended late last night and a new meeting is scheduled today.
Following the passage of a bill in parliament on Saturday which ended the ongoing strikes of both BHM member unions and the Icelandic Federation of Nurses (FÍH), the former has announced its intention of bringing the government to court.
The six-day strike planned by three unions of industrial workers: Rafís, the union for electricians and electronics engineers; Matvís, the union for those working in catering and the food industry; and VM, the Icelandic Union of Marine Engineers and Metal Technicians, which was supposed to start...
Members of Rafís, the union for electricians and electronics engineers in Iceland, are planning a six day strike as of midnight tomorrow unless new wage agreements can be reached with Business Iceland (SA), the confederation of Icelandic employers, before then.
The government of Iceland presented an action plan in 11 parts at a press conference this morning, aimed at expediting the design of new wage contracts and calming the current unrest in the labor market. The measures concern taxation, welfare and housing.
Draft collective wage agreements have been accepted by all parties in negotiations between trade unions VR, Efling, Hlíf, VSFK and the Commercial Federation of Iceland (LÍV), and the confederation of Icelandic employers, Business Iceland (SA). Final contracts are expected to last through 2018....
Representatives from trade unions VR, Efling, Hlíf, VSFK and the Commercial Federation of Iceland (LÍV), have issued a joint statement declaring that a series of strikes planned to begin next Thursday, May 28, will be postponed by five days.
Barring immediate government action, 2,100 nurses are expected to go on strike at midnight tonight as part of an ongoing series of strikes organized by the member-unions of the Icelandic Association of Academics (BHM).
Ísfugl has been granted a license to slaughter chickens on the proviso that the meat will be frozen and stored, and not sold before the ongoing vets’ strike is over.
The majority of members of trade union VR, to which air workers belong, voted today in favor of striking. The strike may interrupt flight schedules; unless an agreement in the wage dispute can be reached in time, air workers are set to strike on May 31 and June 1, and then indefinitely from June...
All applications for pig slaughtering were deferred earlier today at the meeting of the Icelandic Veterinary Association’s (IVA) strike-exemption committee. The applications will be reevaluated tomorrow and their outcome is expected to be largely dependent on the results of today’s negotiations...
The Icelandic state has made an informal offer to the Association of Academics (BHM), whose member associations are on strike, affecting the operation of Landspítali National University Hospital, among other institutions and companies.
Iceland’s Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson says it is not the sole responsibility of the state to ensure a decent wage for the lowest paid but that employers too must contribute.
Icelandic nurses have overwhelmingly approved a vote to go on strike. Seventy-six percent of nurses voted in the poll and of those 90 percent voted in favor of industrial action.
More unions are planning strikes, which may lead to 70,000 people in Iceland striking as of next month. It would be the most wide-reaching strikes the country has seen in decades.
Hundreds of tons of imported meat are being stored at the docks in Sundahöfn in Reykjavík but cannot be moved on to meat processing plants because veterinarians are on strike. Slaughtering of most Icelandic animals has also come to a halt. If the strike continues, there will be no more ground...
It now looks very likely that the first strike planned by the Federation of General and Special workers in Iceland will go ahead today and that around 10,000 members will down tools at midday.
Industrial action planned for tomorrow will have a significant impact on bus travel outside Reykjavík.