SA agrees to the terms of Efling

The Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise (SA) has sent a letter to its members where it expresses agreement with the views of Efling with regards to the goal of the recently signed collective agreements and the importance of “the agreed upon wage increases finding their way into the paycheck undiminished,” as the letter states. This was reiterated by Efling – union after the hotel manager Árni Valur Sólonsson reduced his staff’s income. He had planned to decrease their wages to cancel out the wage rate increases. Legal issues related to that are now being reviewed by the attorney of the union.“We are of course happy that SA let its members know about this, as that was precisely the legal and ethical view which we have maintained since the controversy arose,” says Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, president of Efling. “For this so-called peace in the labor marked to even be possible, it is imperative that precisely these matters be settled. Lone employers are not allowed to disregard the agreement and their organization must respond when they attempt to do just that.“