The Icelandic fishermen’s strike, which began full force in mid-December, finally ended last night after fishermen narrowly voted to approve a wage contract signed by their representatives on Saturday morning
The negotiating committees of Icelandic fishermen and representatives of fisheries met with Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Kartín Gunnarsdóttir last night.
RÚV reports that Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir is planning to meet the disputing parties, fishermen and representatives of the fisheries, tonight.
Icelandic Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir neither plans to intervene in the wage dispute of fishermen and fisheries with provisional legislation nor by changing the tax law.
Icelandic authorities can intervene in the wage dispute between fishermen and fisheries by other means than by passing a law to halt the strike, according to Páll Magnússon, who heads Alþingi’s Industrial Affairs Committee.
Air Iceland flight attendants signed a new wage contract before midnight last night, thereby averting an impending three-day strike.
Domestic Air Iceland flights will be canceled tomorrow if an agreement is not reached in wage negotiations with flight attendants today.
Numerous workers in fish processing are out of a job, due the fishermen’s strike, which resumed December 14.
Members of the Icelandic Fishermen’s Association have voted down a wage contract, signed by their representatives and Fisheries Iceland in mid-November.
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.
A deal was struck before midnight, last night, between the Icelandic Fishermen’s Association and Fisheries Iceland.
A fishermen’s strike began at 11 pm last night when wage negotiations had failed between them and Fisheries Iceland.
A strike of 3,500 Icelandic fishermen will begin tonight at 11 pm unless an agreement can be reached between them and Fisheries Iceland by that time.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, passed a law last night putting an end to the overtime ban of air traffic controllers.
The government of Iceland decided at a cabinet meeting today to present a parliamentary resolution to bring the protest actions among air traffic controllers, a ban on overtime work and training new recruits, to an end.
Keflavík Airport was closed for passenger flight overnight due to an overtime ban of air traffic controllers.
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 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.
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.
This month, only 59 traffic violations have come to the desk of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police.
Forty years ago today, Icelandic women took the day off from housework, childcare or paid jobs to bring attention to the importance of their work.
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.