Iceland - Union sues whaling company for abuse - August 31, 2018

Trade union Verkalýðsfélag Akraness, that represents manual and unskilled workers, has sued whaling company Hvalur for alleged systematic violations of labour laws. The union argues that the company illegally barred its employees from choosing which union to belong to (see our June newsletter). The union also accuses the whaling company of paying worker less than they were entitled to while also refusing to provide weekly day-off.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer © ETUI


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