The following announcement is due to a possible strike in the Union of University Teachers. This strike will severely disrupt university operations, both students’ studies and other university activities. This is happening now, when high school (junior college) teachers in Iceland are already on strike. If the University teacher's strike goes through as well, a large part of young people in Iceland will be inactive at the same time.
Due to a possible strike in the Union of University Teachers
Announcement to University students and staff on account of a possible strike in the Union of University Teachers that has been called during the examination period 25 April to 10 May
A strike in the Union of University Teachers has been called during the coming examination period 25 April to 10 May. This strike will severely disrupt university operations, both students’ studies and other university activities. In the event of a strike exams will not be held during the period 25 April to 10 May; they will be delayed but held as soon as possible after a wage agreement has been reached or the strike has been called off. The same applies for the graduation scheduled in June.
Daily operations will mostly come to a halt during the strike, as the major part of employees in administration and support services, along with lecturers (other than Professors), belong to the Union of University Teachers.
Please note that if an agreement is reached at the last minute; for example on 24 April, exams will be held as scheduled the next day on 25 April.
Access to University buildings
In case of a strike, University buildings will be open during normal opening hours, although with limited service. The same applies to the National and University Library and its branches in Askja
, see http://http://landsbokasafn.is/index.php/english
Further information will be published as soon as available.
Division of Academic Affairs.