The union representative courses offered by Efling provide union reps with the education and training required for their role. The courses are continuing education which union reps are required to attend for the duration of their appointment period. The courses are held during daytime work hours one day per month, September to May. The needs of newly appointed and more experienced reps are considered in equal measure.
The courses are held in the Efling Community Center on the 4th floor Guðrúnartún 1, 105 Reykjavík. Refreshments and hot lunch are served.
The courses are free of charge for the union representatives. Translation and interpretation are made use of to make all materials accessible in Icelandic and English.
All union reps are automatically registered for the courses. Reminders and requests for confirmation of attendance are sent out via email to all union reps.
For further information on the schedule of the courses, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Efling office at 510 7500.
Right to course attendance without salary loss
The salary of union representatives shall never be reduced due to the attendance of union rep courses and it is the right off all reps to attend courses during working hours. Union representatives also do not have to work evening shifts on the day that they attend a course.
Efling office staff are happy to assists in communication with employers on behalf of union reps if a reminder of these rights is needed. In case union reps wish for this, they should send an email to email@example.com.
Dates of courses 2023-2024
Study materials and slides are available on the password-protected landing page here, where they can be downloaded. Contact the office of education and membership affairs if you have lost the password.