Iceland - Subcontractors violating workers’ rights - August 31, 2016

Subcontractors, at Bakki, near Húsavík Northeast Iceland, where a silicon factory is being constructed, have violated Icelandic law and salary contracts, according to the representatives of the union Framsýn. Some workers have received only ISK 150,000 (1,100 euro) a month for 120-130 percent work. According to the union’s calculations, the men should have earned ISK 400,000 (2,960 euro). The trade union met with the police to discuss this and other matters regarding alleged infringements of the labour law and the collective wage agreements. According to union, the majority of cases involve foreign workers.

English: http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/politics_and_society …  

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