Resignation from SGS approved with large majority

Efling members approved the resignation of the union from the Federation of General and Special workers in Iceland (Starfsgreinasamband Íslands – SGS) with just under 70% of votes in a general vote that closed today. The union will thereby resign from SGS and gain direct membership to the Icelandic Confederation of Labour (ASÍ).

The result of the vote:

  • 773 members voted in favor of resignation, or 69,74% of those who voted.
  • 292 members voted agains resignation, or 27,78% of those who voted.
  • 26 voted neutral, or 2,47% of those who voted.
  • 20.905 were on the electoral register. Out of those 1,051 voted, or 5,03%.

Two thirds of votes were required to approve the resignation, according to the laws of SGS.

“I believe it was the right decision of members to choose to not pay large amounts of money in early payments to SGS, which as has been discusse provides no services to Efling. I also applaud that members supported the view of the leadership of the union in this matter,” said Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir chairman of Efling Union.

See report about the results with diagrams from the caretaker of the elections in PDF document here (in Icelandic).