Efling´s Gerðuberg Meeting: The Conditions of Low-Wage women are unacceptable!

The Conditions of Low-Wage Women: An Unacceptable RealityEfling Union is proud to host a meeting at Gerðuberg on November 24 with sociologist Harpa Njáls. She is well known for her research on poverty and the conditions of those living with low incomes in Iceland. Harpa will give a presentation on the unacceptable conditions of low wage women of Icelandic and foreign origin who work side by side doing some of the least valued jobs in society. She will give special attention to the wage policy of the state and municipalities that has led to struggle, poverty and want. It will be asked: What accounts for the long-standing low wage policy against these groups?Her talk will be followed with a short panel discussion. The panelists in addition to Harpa are Fríða Rós Valdimarsdóttir chair of Kvenréttindafélag Íslands (The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association) and Kolbrún Valvesdóttir, board member of Efling and care worker. The meeting will be chaired by Guðrún Elín Pálsdóttir, chairman of Verkalýðsfélag Suðurlands (The Workers’ Union of Southern Iceland).Free childcare at the Gerðuberg library with prior registration on the Efling website below. Coffee and cake will be on offer after the meeting. The meeting will be streamed via the Efling Facebook page. On-screen interpretation to English will be provided.