News - Country: Iceland - Theme: Human and Trade Union Rights

Iceland: No end in sight to ongoing strike (27 March 2014)

Icelandic high-school and technical school teachers have now been on strike for nine days. Negotiations are faltering, due to a government offer on 25 March that was lower than what was offered the week prior to the strike. A new high school law will be implemented in 2015, but Iceland’s Government appears reluctant to pay for the costs implied by the necessary changes to the curriculum and the definition of teachers’ working hours.