Elliði Vignisson, mayor of Vestmannaeyjar on the island of Heimaey in Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands), has asked the town’s schools to postpone exams so students can support their local handball team, ÍBV, at the final on the Icelandic mainland tonight.
Teachers as well as staff at elderly homes in Iceland are holding a one day strike today. Pilots and cabin crew are also planning industrial action.
Iceland is the fourth best country to be a mother, according to the 2014 Mother’s Index by Save the Children.
An eight hour strike by members of the Icelandic Nurses’ Association and the Union of Public Servants (SFR) who work for institutions in the Confederation of Welfare Service Organizations (Samtaka fyrirtækja í velferðarþjónustu) began at 8 am this morning.
Sales of snuff have increased by 42 percent during the first four months of this year, according to the State Alcohol and Tobacco Company of Iceland (ÁTVR).
The Union of Icelandic Pilots (FÍA) has warned that a record summer for tourism in Iceland is in danger due to a planned strike by Icelandair pilots, mbl.is reports.
Icelandair has canceled 26 flights tomorrow morning due to the planned strike by members of the Union of Icelandic Pilots from 6 am to 6 pm. The pilots have rejected a one-year contract with a pay increase of 2.8 percent.
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.