A new report from Statistics Iceland calculated the unadjusted gender pay gap (GPG) at 16.1 percent for the year 2016.
Those with the highest wages in Iceland between 2014 and 2016 also experienced the highest wage increase.
Icelandic companies will not be able to compete with those in neighboring countries if wages continue to increase.
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.
Icelandic grade school teachers demanded better pay and improved working conditions as they assembled at Reykjavík City Hall yesterday.
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.
Last week, Icelandic Minister of Social Affairs and Housing Eygló Harðardóttir introduced a draft resolution regarding parental leave.
Early this morning, air traffic controllers voted against a new wage agreement with SA-Business Iceland and Isavia.
The rights of fifty workers, hired by a Polish subcontractor to work on the geothermal power station at Þeistareykir, North Iceland, were violated.
Head of the Icelandic Confederation of Labor, Gylfi Arnbjörnsson, says the number of violations against employees has increased rapidly in Iceland.
Last week, we reported on an acute police illness, which paralyzed some police stations in the country and interrupted work at others.
Far too many senior citizens must get by with ISK 1,000 (USD 7.90, EUR 7.02) a day for food and medicine.
Terms offered to some foreign workers in Iceland are unacceptable, according to the head of the Icelandic Union of Marine Engineers and Metal Technicians.
Last Wednesday, over 100 staff members in Borgartún 21, Reykjavík, boycotted the cafeteria in their building.
General workplace members of Efling union have voted to go on strike and did so by a wide margin in a postal ballot.
“The Prime Minister’s own premises are not paying the minimum wage and that is in no way okay. We now have a claim filed,” says Harpa Ólafsdóttir, department head of wage issues at the Efling trade union.