The Director of Public Prosecutions in Iceland has charged Landspítali National University Hospital and a nurse working at the hospital’s intensive care unit with manslaughter due to negligence after a patient in their care died in 2012.
The number of animal welfare complaints has jumped from 50 complaints in 2012 to 50 complaints per month.
Icelanders are known for having among the longest life expectancies in the world. According to the latest report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), life expectancy among Icelandic men is 81 years, the longest in the world.
Thirty thousand people, nine percent of the Icelandic population, are below the poverty line, while 13 percent are at risk according to a new report from the Red Cross.
Around 2,000 primary school teachers, who are on strike, attended a rally at Ingólfstorg in downtown Reykjavík this morning. The teachers then gathered at the town hall to demand a wage increase.
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.