Iceland: Working-hours cut in new contracts

Recently major collective contracts on pay and benefits were signed in Iceland. These agreements impact most workers in Iceland in one way or another, with almost every working person in the country benefiting at least from increase in pay. Significantly to Alda’s mission, these contracts have provisions in them about working-hours. Some of the contracts…

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Alda’s Annual General Meeting and new Board

Alda’s Annual General Meeting was held today, on October 13th 2018, at Barónsstígur 3, Reykjavík. A new board was elected, consisting of the following people: * Bergljót Gunnlaugsdóttir, degree in European Studies, Information Scientist * Sævar Finnbogason, PhD student in Philosophy and Democracy Studies * Kristján Gunnarsson, Molecular Biologist and Computer Scientist * Guðmundur D.…

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Annual General Meeting of Alda 2018

Annual General Meeting of Alda, Association for Sustainability and Democracy will be held on the 13th of October 2018, at Múlti-Kúltí, Barónsstíg 3, Reykjavík. Programme for the meeting will be as follows: 1. Moderator for the meeting elected 2. Report of the board presented 3. Accounts for the last year presented 4. Discussion on report…

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Safeguarding free speech: Commentary to Icelandic Parliament

Alda recently submitted commentary to Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, on a bill that would further safeguard free speech of the media which the association currently finds lacking. The bill curtails the powers of district commissioners (sýslumenn) in their ability to impose restrictive injunctions on media companies. As things stand today district commissioners can impose arbitrary injunctions…

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Real democracy in Iceland?

The following article was written by Kristinn Már Ársælsson, a member of our board. openDemocracy published the article on their website on the 12th of November 2012 (see here). After the crash that destroyed Iceland’s economy, Icelanders started to take an interest in new forms of political and economic governance. So – what can we…

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