The collective agreement of Efling with the City of Reykjavík and the state approved by the union’s members

Members of Efling working for the City of Reykjavík and the state have voted on the collective agreements which were signed in the beginning of March.Both of the agreements were approved with an overwhelming majority of votes.Of the 777 who voted, 715 (92%) voted yes, while 49 voted no. 13 of them (2%) abstained. 1858 voters were registered and therefore the voter turnout amounted to 42%.Of the 72 who voted on the agreement with the state, 69 (96%) voted yes and 2 (3%) voted no. 1 person (1%) abstained. 545 voters were registered and therefore, the voter turnout amounted to 13%.The vote took place online from noon on Monday, March 23rd to noon today, Friday, March 27th.“The result contains a confirmation of the fact that an important step has been taken towards a correction of the lowest wages. For my part, I am most proud of having participated in bringing about an increase in respect and wages for low wage earning women in historically undervalued jobs. These agreements are certainly a significant contribution to the struggle of low wage earning women to be appreciated. At the same time I would like to note that the struggle continues. The next battle will be for comparable agreements for our members who work for other municipalities. Then we’ll keep clearing a path towards a better life for our people,” said Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, chairman of Efling.