Information

Municipalities

A strike of Efling members in municipalities outside Reykjavík begins on Monday, March 9, at noon unless agreements have been signed before that time.

Independent schools

A strike of Efling members in independent schools who are part of the SSSK association has been cancelled.

Reykjavík

Efling and Reykjavík city signed a collective agreement March 10, 2020, after more than a month of strikes and hard negotiations at the state mediator’s office. The agreement is an important step towards correcting the wages of women’s jobs and of those who earn the least. Efling strikes in Reykjavík are over.

Members working for Reykjavík must apply for strike support for the period after February 28. You can apply electronically in the week of March 20-26. Payments will be made on March 31.

Those who have not put in their applications for February 24-28 are advised to contact the Efling office via telephone, 510-7500, or send an email to efling@efling.is

For 100% work, 18.000 kr are paid for each day of lost work, otherwise in accordance with your ratio of work, for instance 9.000 kr for half a day.

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. Note, however, that an employee who receives sickness benefits from Efling continues to get them and does not 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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