The mean monthly salary for men in Iceland in 2013 was ISK 475,000 compared to ISK 393,000 for women, resulting in an ISK 82,000 (USD 730, EUR 525) pay gap.
Icelandair pilots are planning to go ahead with a 12 hour strike starting at 6 am tomorrow morning. They have rejected a one year contract with a pay increase of 2.8 percent.
A single mother of three with a 75 percent disability won ISK 84.5 million in the Icelandic lotto on Saturday.
The proportion of people living in Iceland who have very low income was 9.3 percent in 2013, or around 30,000 people.
The Icelandic national lottery is set for one of its biggest jackpots to date, following six rollovers.
Icelandair pilots are demanding a much bigger pay rise than workers in other sectors have been granted and have rejected a new one year contract with a pay increase of 2.8 percent.
A fire broke out in an apartment block last night, leading to dozens of evacuations and a woman being rescued out of her window.
Monday’s serious fire at a Reykjavík school was started by a 12-year-old boy, police have confirmed.
Icelandic airport workers have struck a deal with employers that means their threatened long-term walkout did not happen today.
The children of Rimaskóli school in Reykjavík were outside playing when they first noticed the smoke pouring from a mobile classroom.
UPDATED An Icelandic policeman has been removed from his job for allegedly breaching the privacy of members of the public.
The number of support families for children who live with various difficult circumstances needs to increase, according to the city’s child welfare department.
A few days ago, Hubert Lewandowski parked his Volkswagen Golf at Sólvallargata in the western part of Reykjavík, to pick up his girlfriend and take her out to a coffee house.
326,340 people were living in Iceland at the end of the first quarter of 2014, including 163,660 males and 162,680 females.
A continuing dispute between the Icelandic state and staff of Isavia, the country’s airports and air navigation service, means more strike action and flight delays this morning.
Nearly a fifth of people in Iceland who rent their homes spend more than 40 percent of their net income on housing – and are therefore classified as having burdensome housing costs.