Educational fund

Efling-trade union supports members in their efforts to further their education i.e. if they go to school, take courses in vocational education or other courses. Special programs are for members who take on the responsibility as trade-union representatives in the workplace. Today Efling has around 260 union representatives. Efling has at present cooperation with many educational institutions which can help develop and run study programs for people with little formal education.

Refunds can amount to a maximum of 100.000 kr.

Education refunds can amount to a maximum of 100.000 kr. per year or 75% of your cost. However if a member has been paying to the union continuously for the last 3 years and has not used his education refund he can receive a higher refund up to a maximum of 300.000 kr. The refund is only for one receipt.

Refunds to those in part-time employment are proportional. The rules of the educational funds of Efling state that those applying for a refund must have been member of the union for at least 6 months of the past 24 months. In order to receive the refund, one must be a valid union member when starting the course and the date of payment should be within the same period. Members have 3 months to apply for a refund after they quit working.

In order to apply for a refund from the union, applicants must fill out an application form, available at the union office and on the union website www.efling.is. Applicants must also present original receipt(s) for payment for the course. Refunds are paid every month. Applications must be submitted before the 20th of each month in order to get paid at the end of the month.

For further information contact our office:

Tel. 510 7500 or E-mail: efling@efling.is

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