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Teachers Ready to Resign

Teachers will walk out of the classroom today at 2:30 pm to attend a meeting at Háskólabíó cinema where their wage demands will be discussed.

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Fishermen Sign Contract

A deal was struck before midnight, last night, between the Icelandic Fishermen’s Association and Fisheries Iceland.

Aluminum smelter in Straumsvík.

Rio Tinto Managers Load Ship with Aluminum

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.

Aluminum smelter in Straumsvík.

Aluminum Smelter Could Face Strike

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.

Reykjavík with Hallgrímskirkja in the background

Unions Strike a Deal with State

An agreement was reached at about 5:00 am between the State and SFR Union of Public Workers, the Union of Nurses’ Aides and the Police Federation of Iceland.

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Strike: Longer Waitlists at Landspítali

Last week, due to the strike of SFR Union of Public Workers and the Union of Nurses’ Aides, the number of surgeries at Landspítali University Hospital was down by 60 and hospital visits were down by 300-400.

Strike: Stuck in Customs

Baby formula, syringes and needles for Landspítali University Hospital are stuck in customs because of the strike of SFR Union of Public Workers.

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Second Strike Starts Tonight

The second 48-hour strike of about 5,000 members of SFR Union of Public Workers and the Icelandic Union of Nurses’ Aides will begin at midnight tonight.

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Strikers Protest; Police Still Ill

Members of SFR Union of Public Servants, the Icelandic Union of Nurses’ Aides and the Police Federation of Iceland planned a protest in front of government offices this morning at 9:15 to demand pay comparable to that of other government workers.

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How the Strike Affects You

A strike of close to 5,000 members of SFR Union of Public Workers and the Icelandic Union of Nurses’ Aides began at midnight.

Reykjavík with Hallgrímskirkja in the background

Strike Seems Imminent

Árni Stefán Jónsson, head of SFR Union of Public Servants, tells Vísir there is no chance an imminent strike will be postponed, even though the state presented a new proposal this morning.

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