Thousands Protest at Austurvöllur

Thousands gathered at Austurvöllur square yesterday to express their grievances with the current coalition government lead by Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson of the Progressive Party, and Bjarni Benediktsson, minister of finance and Independence Party chair.

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First Drafts of Collective Wage Agreements Accepted

Draft collective wage agreements have been accepted by all parties in negotiations between trade unions VR, Efling, Hlíf, VSFK and the Commercial Federation of Iceland (LÍV), and the confederation of Icelandic employers, Business Iceland (SA). Final contracts are expected to last through 2018.

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Pirate Party Still Largest in Iceland

Iceland’s Pirate Party is still the country’s most popular party after it first topped polls one month ago, according to the latest MMR survey. Support for the party increased from 32 percent to 32.7 percent between April 21 and May 20.

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Krankenschwestern streiken seit Mitternacht

​Seit Mitternacht befinden sich die etwa 2400 beim Staat angestellten Krankenschwestern in Island im Streik, 1400 von ihnen sind beim Universitätskrankenhaus Landspítali beschäftigt. Eine Ausnahmeliste für etwa 500 Krankenschwestern ermöglicht einen Notdienst, um den lebensnotwendigen Dienst aufrecht zu erhalten.

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