The Herjólfur ferry to the Westman Islands will not sail today or tomorrow while its workers are on strike, RÚV reports. No meetings have been scheduled in the wage dispute between the ferry company and the Seamen’s Union (Sjómannafélag Íslands) that represents the workers.
Herjólfur’s workers began strike action last week, with a one-day strike that suspended ferry service. A three-day strike is scheduled for next week if the wage dispute is not resolved.
The ferry is the main form of transport between Iceland’s mainland and the Westman Islands for the islands’ 4,300 inhabitants. The ferry transported a record number of passengers last June, both locals and tourists, many of whom visit the islands for their large puffin colonies and unique nature.