Information

When is the strike?
The work stoppage will consist in union members going on strike for a definite amount of time during certain days and for indefinite amounts of time from a certain date.

  • Tuesday, February 4th, 2020: Work stops from 12:30 noon until 11:59pm.
  • Thursday, February 6th, 2020: Work stops from 12:01 midnight until 11:59pm.
  • Tuesday, February 11th 2020: Work stops from 12:30 noon until 11:59pm.
  • Wednesday, February 12th 2020: Work stops from 12:01midnight until 11:59pm.
  • Thursday, February 13th 2020: Work stops from 12:01 midnight until 11:59pm.
  • Monday, February 17th 2020: Work stops at 12:01 midnight for an indefinite amount of time.

Who are going to strike?
The work stoppage applies to all the members of Efling who are employed by the City of Reykjavík according to the collective agreement of the City of Reykjavík and Efling-union. Employees are notified of exemptions by their boss.

Exceptions committee
An exceptions committee will process requests for minimum staffing at individual workplaces, such as in care facilities.

What services will be cancelled?
Reykjavík city will provide information about the impact on the city´s services.

What are employees allowed to do that are not striking?
Information about what is strike break and what not can be seen here. Notifications about strike breaking and inquires can sent to verkfallsbrot@efling.is

How can I apply from the strike fund? 
You can apply online on our homepage from February 13. All applications submitted before 20th of February will be processed by the end of that month. Members who cannot apply online can come to the office and fill out an application.

What are the payments from the strike fund?
Payments for those who suffer wage loss during these strike days will be 12.000 kr.
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020: Work stops from 12:30 noon until 11:59pm.
Tuesday, February 11th 2020: Work stops from 12:30 noon until 11:59pm.

Payments for those who suffer wage loss during these strike days will be 18.000 kr.
Thursday, February 6th, 2020: Work stops from 12:01 midnight until 11:59pm.
Wednesday, February 12th 2020: Work stops from 12:01midnight until 11:59pm.
Thursday, February 13th 2020: Work stops from 12:01 midnight until 11:59pm.

Information about payments because of the strike from February 17, will be provided at a later date.

Are taxes deducted from payments from strike fund?
Yes. According to Article 7 of the Income Tax act no. 90/2003 then compensations from the strike fund is considered taxable and will Efling deduct the taxes from the payments.

What about payments for those who are on holiday, in sick leave or unpaid leave at the same time as the strike is?
Employee who is on holiday when there is a strike, does not get wages on the days of the strike and therefore he can apply for benefits from the strike fund. The employee also did not use his vacation days during the strike and can use them later.

Employee who is on a sick leave when there is a strike, does not get wages on the days of the strike and therefore he can apply for benefits from the strike fund.

Employee who is on unpaid leave does not suffer any pay loss due to the strike and can therefore not apply for benefits from the strike fund.

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