A symposium organised by Efling, SGS and ASÍ on the situation of foreign labour in Iceland
Interesting lectures and discussions live streamed from the organizations media February 23 – 26, 2021.
All events will be interpreted in English and Icelandic.
February 23, 15:00–16:00
The reality of foreign workers in Iceland
Kristín Heba Gísladóttir, managing director at Varða presents the main results of a new survey on the reality of foreign workers in the Icelandic labor market
Drífa Snædal, president of ASÍ leads a discussion
• Anna Wojtynska, postdoctoral researcher in anthropology at HÍ.
• Hallfríður Þórarinsdóttir, managing director at Mirra
• Kristín Heba Gísladóttir, managing director at Varða
February 24, 15:00–16:00
Gig work and vulnerability in the Icelandic labor market
Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, chairman of Efling, leads a discussion about the situation of Polish workers in Iceland
• Adda Guðrún Gylfadóttir, sociologist at HÍ
• Agnieszka Ewa Ziólkowska, vice-chairman of Efling
• Piotr Roicki, former hotel worker and Efling member
February 25th, 15:00–16:00
Helping hands in Icelandic tourism
Viðar Þorsteinsson, managing director at Efling, leads a discussion on the contribution of foreign workers to Icelandic tourism
- “Tourism workers shouldn’t be seen as disposable junk”, Magnfríður Júlíusdóttir, lecturer in human geography at HÍ.
- Foreign labour’s experience of covid in tourism, Arndís Ósk Magnúsdóttir, at the HÍ research institute in Höfn.
- Take the opportunity, build exemplary tourism, Guðbjörg Kristmundsdóttir, chairman of Verkalýðs- og sjómannafélag Keflavíkur og nágrennis and of ASÍ’s working group on the development of tourism
February 26th, 13:00–14:00
Labor trafficking – Reality in Iceland
Halla Gunnarsdóttir, managing director of ASÍ, leads a discussion about labor trafficking in Iceland
• Ragna Björg Guðbrandsdóttir, team manager of the executive team for human trafficking in Bjarkarhlíð
• Logan Smith Sigurðsson, victim of human trafficking, activist and chairman at Stop the Traffik Iceland
• Margrét Steinarsdóttir, managing director of the Icelandic human rights center and member of the executive team for human trafficking in Bjarkarhlíð