Inseminators On Their Way To Strike

Published November 20, 2012

Iceland’s livestock inseminators could be on their way to going on strike if a collective bargaining agreement cannot be reached.
DFS, the newspaper of south Iceland, reports that the inseminators have been in tough negotiations with the country’s agricultural organisations over what they see as unfair wage conditions. If no resolution can be had, they will go on strike after the new year.
The inseminators contend that their salary is inordinately low when compared to that of other agricultural workers of roughly the same level of technical expertise. In fact, they have not had a stable collective bargaining agreement since January 2008.
If they do go on strike, it should be noted that by Icelandic law, striking workers cannot be replaced. Rather, it will be up to the livestock owners to take up the task themselves unless and until an agreement can be reached.
Negotiations are still ongoing.



News
Russians Happiest With Their Visits To Iceland

Russians Happiest With Their Visits To Iceland

by

Russian tourists expressed the highest level of satisfaction with their visit to Iceland, while Japanese tourists were the least impressed,

News
Pig Farms Make Some Improvements

Pig Farms Make Some Improvements

by

Icelandic pig farms have reportedly made a number of significant improvements to the conditions in which pigs live, but there

News
Icelandic Secondary School Switches To “Genderless” Bathrooms

Icelandic Secondary School Switches To “Genderless” Bathrooms

by

The secondary school Verzlunarskóla Íslands, following a proposal from the school’s Feminist Society, has done away with labeling their bathrooms

News
Icelandair Investigating Mysterious Upswing In Crew Illnesses

Icelandair Investigating Mysterious Upswing In Crew Illnesses

by

Icelandair is currently actively investigating what could be causing the recent increase in crew member illnesses, including a thorough examination

News
Iranian Asylum Seeker To Be Deported In Two Weeks

Iranian Asylum Seeker To Be Deported In Two Weeks

by

Iranian asylum seeker Morteza Songolzadeh learned today that he will be deported from Iceland. “Honestly I was not expecting this,”

News
Pokémon Go Trainers Damaging Botanical Gardens

Pokémon Go Trainers Damaging Botanical Gardens

by

The Akureyri Botanical Gardens have been experiencing significant damages lately from unwanted guests who trespass on the grounds playing Pokémon

Show Me More!