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.
It could take Icelandic fish exporters many years to win back their US market share, according to an importer of fish in Boston
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.
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.