Iceland -Restaurant workers receive no compensation for irregular hours -August 03, 2014

The trade union Efling, active in hospitality services, has criticized the exploitation of restaurant workers. Many restaurant workers receive one hourly wage for any shifts, regardless of the day or time. This pay is known as a jafnaðarlaun, a form of offsetting wages.

The trade union Efling, active in hospitality services, has criticized the exploitation of restaurant workers. While most workers are given a base salary for day work – with a percentage of that added to it for working evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays – many restaurant workers receive one hourly wage for any shifts, regardless of the day or time. This pay is known as a jafnaðarlaun, a form of offsetting wages. A former employee of Lebowski Bar was fired from her position after asking to be paid according to the law. She was happy at her job until she got her first pay check on July 1.

English: http://grapevine.is/news/2014/08/03/demanded-fair-wage-and-got-fired/  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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