The house on Bræðraborgarstígur 1, where three people lost their lives on Thursday.

Many Workers’ Housing Conditions Are ‘Very Dangerous’

30 Jun Thousands of workers in Iceland, most of them foreign, are believed to be provided with housing by their employers.

Flowers in front of the ruins.

Gathering Mourns Fire Victims and Demands Safe Housing

29 Jun Hundreds of people gathered on Austurvöllur square at noon yesterday to pay their respects to the victims of a house fire in Reykjavík Thursday, in which three foreign workers lost their lives.

Fire fighters at work yesterday.

Labor Leaders Call for Thorough Investigation

26 Jun reports that the house at Bræðraborgarstígur 1, Reykjavík, destroyed in a fire yesterday in which three people lost their lives, was registered as the permanent residence of 73 people.

Icelandair and Flight Attendants Sign Agreement

25 Jun An agreement was reached this morning in labor negotiations between Icelandair and flight attendants.

From yesterday's meeting.

Nurses’ Strike Averted

22 Jun A nurses’ strike, set to begin at 8 am in Iceland today, was averted last night.

Head of the Icelandic Nurses' Association, Guðbjörg Pálsdóttir.

Can Testing at Airport Continue if Nurses Go on Strike?

12 Jun Nurses in Iceland are planning to go on strike June 22, unless an agreement be reached by then in their wage negotiations with the state.

Icelandair’s Fate Won’t Be Decided Today

22 May An Icelandair shareholder meeting is scheduled today.

Icelandair Might Consider Talks with New Union

20 May The establishment of a new union of flight attendants in Iceland has been discussed.

Icelandair Wants to Increase Utilization of Crews

12 May During ongoing wage negotiations with pilots and flight attendants, Icelandair’s focus is on increasing the utilization of its flight crews by 30 to 40 percent.

From the preschool Sólborg.

Efling and Reykjavík Reach Deal to End Strike

10 Mar Efling union and Reykjavík City signed a wage contract in the early morning hours.

A deal has been reached.

BSRB Strikes Called Off

9 Mar All strikes of members of BSRB– the Icelandic Federation of State and Municipal Employees, meant to begin at midnight, have been called off.

Overflowing Garbage Cans all over Reykjavík

26 Feb You may be wondering why garbage cans in Reykjavík are overflowing these days.

Call to Strike Approved by 88 Percent of Workers

20 Feb The overwhelming majority, or 87.6 percent, of members of BSRB – the Icelandic Federation of State and Municipal Employees – approve to go on strike.

From a meeting of BSRB members.

Will Public Services Be Paralyzed by Strike?

19 Feb It will be clear tomorrow morning whether 18,000 members of BSRB – the Federation of State and Municipal Employees – will go on strike, starting March 9.

Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, leader of Efling union, center, at the meeting this morning.

Reykjavík and Efling Union Meet to Negotiate

18 Feb The negotiating committees of Reykjavík City and Efling union met to negotiate this morning at 10 am, at the office of the state mediator.




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