The working-class history of the Republic of Iceland

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5,000 Strikers Halt Fishing In Iceland
By Sigurlaug Gunnlaugsdóttir, Militant, 26 June 1995. Five thousand workers on more than 300 trawlers and fishing ships in Iceland walked off the job May 26, demanding higher and more uniform wages. Other strikes taking place.
Discrimination against women workers needs to be redressed
ICFTU Online, 4 February 2000. The continuing discrimination facing women at work in Iceland mars Iceland's record with regard to respect of core labour standards.
Communist League founded in Iceland
By Ólöf Andra Proppé and Sigurlaug Gunnlaugsdóttir, Militant, 12 August 2002. Several generations of revolutionary workers and youth voted to form a Communist League during a convention held here over the last weekend in June.
Sweatshop issued work permits in spite of warnings
Iceland Review Online, 22 June 2005. The Icelandic Federation of Trade Unions (ASÍ) has found new housing and employment for the twelve Polish workers exploited by the subcontractor Geymi ehf.
Björk's father threatened with libel suit
Iceland Review, 25 October 2005. The police will investigate the employment agency that recommended beating disobedient Polish workers. The Skilled Workers Union and the Labor Union of Akranes filed charges with the commissioner regarding 2B's contracts with 10 Polish workers employed by Ístak.