Category Archives: Iceland

Icelandic Government Collapses Over Huge Pedophile Cover-up

The Icelandic government has collapsed following a huge pedophile cover-up involving senior ministers and Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson…

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International Women’s Day 2017: Iceland becomes first country in the world to make firms prove equal pay – Prepare for Change

 

The Nordic nation has pledged to eradicate the gender pay gap by 2022

On International Women’s Day, Iceland became the first country in the world to force companies to prove they pay all employees the same regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality,

The country’s government announced a new law that will require every company with 25 or more staff to gain a certificate demonstrating pay equality.

Iceland is not the first country to introduce a scheme like this – Switzerland has one, as does the US state of Minnesota – but Iceland is thought to be the first to make it a mandatory requirement.

Equality and Social Affairs Minister Thorsteinn Viglundsson said that “the time is right to do something radical about this issue.”

“Equal rights are human rights. We need to make sure that men and women enjoy equal opportunity in the workplace. It is our responsibility to take every measure to achieve that,” he said.

The move comes as part of a drive by the Nordic nation to eradicate the gender pay gap by 2022.

In October, thousands of female employees across Iceland walked out of workplaces at 2.38pm to protest against earning less than men. After this time in a typical eight-hour day, women are essentially working without pay, according to unions and women’s organisations…

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Spain Sets Massive Precedent – Charges Its Central Bankers in Court | Stillness in the Storm

(Claire Bernish) First, Iceland, and now Spain has taken on the Big Bankers responsible for financial calamity, as the country’s highest national court charged the former head of Spain’s central bank, a market regulator, and five other banking officials over a failed bank leading to the loss of millions of euros for smaller investors.

Source: Spain Sets Massive Precedent – Charges Its Central Bankers in Court | Stillness in the Storm

FBI sent planeload of agents to frame Assange in Iceland, got snubbed by minister — David Icke latest headlines

‘The US sent a “planeload of FBI agents” to Iceland in 2011 to frame WikiLeaks and its co-founder Julian Assange, according to a former Icelandic minister of interior, who refused them any cooperation and asked them to cease their activities. In June 2011, Obama administration implied to Iceland’s authorities they had knowledge of hackers wanting…

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Revolution: Iceland’s Pirate Party Form Anti-Establishment Government — Your News Wire

Iceland’s anti-establishment Pirate Party have been invited to form government and have been handed a mandate to begin instituting some of their progressive policies. Icelandic President Guðni Jóhannesson made the announcement on Friday, over one month after the general election, after meeting with head Pirate Birgitta Jónsdóttir. “I met with the leaders of all parties and asked their opinion…

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