Per the new wage adjustment, Harpa’s customer service reps’ wages will be set at 26.1% over the union’s set hourly rate, or an average of ISK 2,935 an hour during overtime shifts, which includes nights and weekends.
The Directorate of Immigration (ÚTL) has not published an annual report since 2014 due to what it claims is an “unprecedented increase in applications for international protection,” even as statistics available on its website show that there has been a decline in the number of refugees applying...
While not all of their demands were met in the new contract, the wage difference between midwives and nurses is no longer at issue.
Cruise ship Ocean Diamond was damaged by heavy winds on its way into Reykjavík’s old harbour this morning.
This month marks 50 years since Icelanders switched from driving on the left to driving on the right.
Mining for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is expected to overtake the energy consumption of Icelandic households this year as the abundance of renewable and cheap electricity has Bitcoin miners flocking to Iceland to set up shop.
The university’s Icelandic as a Second Language program has more than doubled its enrollment over the last ten years.
An American couple in their forties has died after a fishing accident in Þingvallavatn lake in Southwest Iceland.
The majority of people moving to the country were foreigners, but last year also marks only the second time since the turn of the century that more Icelanders moved home than abroad in a given year.
Police on Heimaey, the only populated island of the Westman archipelago off of Iceland’s southern coast, have purchased security cameras which will soon be installed both downtown and near the ferry harbour.
The District Court of Reykjavík has accepted convicted murderer Atli Helgason’s request to reinstate his licence to practice law.
Women of Multicultural Ethnicity in Iceland (W.O.M.E.N.) received the 2018 City of Reykjavík Human Rights Award yesterday.
At the time of this writing over 7,000 people have signed the petition and that number is steadily climbing.
A man was hospitalised after driving an excavator under the influence then leading police on a car chase in West Iceland.
Drivers who fail to remove their winter tires for the spring face fines of ISK 20,000 per tire; drivers who do not use a hands-free device to talk on their phones will be fined ISK 40,000.
“The #MeToo movement has turned the Nordic Region on its head, uncovering systematic failures, a lack of leadership, and ignorance in many parts of our society in a somewhat dramatic fashion.”
Researchers suggest that Iceland either adopt daylight savings or start the school day later in order to allow young people to get more rest.
The union has received complaints from female employees at the Hard Rock Café who are required to wear a skirt at work, in lieu of the shirt and pants that their male counterparts wear.
Equine-assisted physiotherapy is a common practice in other countries, but has not been widely used in Iceland.
Customer service employees and their union VR say Harpa’s reaction to their wage concerns are not good enough.