Ballot on Strike Call – Hotels and Guesthouses

The Election Committee of Efling – Union hereby advertises a general secret electronic ballot on the calling of a strike that will affect all jobs in hotels and guesthouses that are performed according to the collective agreement of SA (Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise) and Efling – Union about the work of staff in Restaurants and guesthouses and similar operations which was in effect from April 1 2019 and expired on November 1 2022.

Those members who are affected by this call will vote on it.

The strike is indefinite and begins at 12 noon Tuesday, February 28 2023 unless collective agreements have been made or the strike delayed before that time.

In addition to previously called strikes already in effect, this strike applies to all work done according to the abovementioned collective agreement in hotels and guesthouses which have workstations in the Efling area of operations, according to art. 1 of the union bylaws.

The voting will begin at 12 o´clock noon on Thursday February 16 2023.

The vote shall conclude at 6pm on Monday, February 20, 2023.

The strike call was approved in the meeting of the Negotiations Committee of Efling on February 12 2023. The text in full is available here.

The link to access electronic voting can be found here above (will be active at 12 noon on 16/2/2023). All members on the electoral register who have a registered e-mail address with the union will also receive the link by e-mail. Electronic ID is required to vote.

Efling members who are not on the electoral register but think they should have the right to vote shall send a letter to the election committee and ask to be added to the electoral register. The request should include a payslip or an employment contract. The request and its accompanying documents will be treated with confidentiality and it shall be sent to the email address

Efling members who are not able to participate in the electronic ballot can cast their ballot in absentia with a paper ballot in the Efling office during its opening hours. Those who wish to do this need to bring a valid ID, such as a drivers license, passport or an ID issued by Registers Iceland (Þjóðskrá).

February 13 2023