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.
Grade school teachers have voted to approve a salary contract signed at the end of November by their representatives and the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities.
The negotiating committees of the Association of Teachers in Primary and Lower Secondary Schools and the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities reached an agreement last night.
Grade school teachers all over Iceland left work early yesterday to attend meetings to show solidarity in their fight for higher pay.
Icelandic fishing vessels have been leaving harbor since fishermen struck a deal with Fisheries Iceland on Sunday night.
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.
Icelandic grade school teachers demanded better pay and improved working conditions as they assembled at Reykjavík City Hall yesterday.
A Polish contracting firm, which was working on three large projects in Iceland, has left the country.
The decision of the Icelandic Wage Council to increase the pay of elected officials by up to 44 percent this month has been harshly criticized by a number of people.
Fishermen and owners of fishing companies convene at the office of the state mediator this afternoon for wage negotiations.
Thousands of people, mostly women, convened on Austurvöllur square at 3:15 pm today to demand equal pay for women and men for the same kind of work.
Women in Iceland are encouraged by unions and women’s organizations to walk out of their workplaces at 2:38 pm today.
The Association of Icelandic Air Traffic Controllers and Isavia, the company which runs Keflavík International Airport, finally reached an agreement in their wage dispute on Friday.
Subcontractors at Bakki, near Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, where a silicon factory is being constructed, have violated Icelandic law and salary contracts.
Because an air traffic controller called in sick, Reykjavík Airport was closed between 9 pm last night and 7 am this morning.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has voiced its concern regarding the consequences of the overtime ban of Icelandic air traffic controllers, according to Morgunblaðið.
The rights of fifty workers, hired by a Polish subcontractor to work on the geothermal power station at Þeistareykir, North Iceland, were violated.
The union Hlíf has agreed to a limited work stoppage at Rio Tinto Alcan in Iceland as of February 24.