Efling’s collective bargaining agreement with the City of Reykjavík signed

From the signing of the agreement.

The Efling Union’s negotiation committee has reached an agreement with its counterparts in the City of Reykjavík. The collective agreement was signed at midday today, June 20, on the summer solstice.

According to Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, chairman of Efling, the union´s negotiation committee is satisfied with the result. Good results have been achieved at the negotiating table and the new collective bargaining agreement will bring significant benefits to Efling members working for the City of Reykjavík in the coming years.

The collective agreement with the city includes wage increases similar to the collective agreements of Efling in the general market, which were signed last March. Very good results were achieved in increasing the amount of preparation time for department heads working in the city’s preschools, and there was also success in improving and clarifying an article that deals with the preparation time of other preschool employees. Good results were also achieved in various important remedial issues that Efling’s negotiating committee had put at the forefront of the negotiations.

Efling’s negotiations with the City of Reykjavík had been ongoing since mid-April, without significant progress. Efling’s bargaining committee therefore referred the wage dispute to the state mediator on May 27. After that, there was some progress in the negotiations, which has now yielded a good result. Efling’s collective agreement with the city expired on March 31.

Presentation of the new collective agreement will begin in the next few days, and voting on the agreements will begin shortly. The results of the voting should be available no later than July 10. More information about the content of the agreement and voting will be published on efling.is soon.

“Efling’s negotiation committee is happy and proud of the good results in our negotiations with the City of Reykjavík. We set goals for important improvement issues and succeeded in most of them. Efling’s members who work for the City of Reykjavík are indispensable staff. It is a pleasure to see and experience that the City of Reykjavík understands that it is necessary to listen to our demands and meets us with a willingness to negotiate in the collective bargaining negotiations”, says Sólveig Anna.

Efling´s negotiation committee after the signing.