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.
Baby formula, syringes and needles for Landspítali University Hospital are stuck in customs because of the strike of SFR Union of Public Workers.
Hospital officials worry about the effects the strike of SFR and Union of Nurses’ Aides is having on Landspítali University Hospital.
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.
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.
A strike of close to 5,000 members of SFR Union of Public Workers and the Icelandic Union of Nurses’ Aides began at midnight.
Passengers traveling to the UK, US and Canada should plan for extra time at Keflavík Airport during the SFR strike, which began at midnight.
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.