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Landspítali National University Hospital

Nurses in Iceland go on Strike

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.

Snuff

Snuff Sales up 40 Percent

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).

Icelandair Cancels 26 Flights ahead of Strike

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.

ISK 82,000 Salary Gap in Iceland

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.

A car which was damaged by a mysterious flying toilet

High Flying Toilet Destroys Car

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.

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