A course created for foreign workers in Iceland where the rights and obligations of workers will be discussed, along with the structure of the labour market and Icelandic society.
This internet course is refunded in full by the educational fund of the union. More information by e-mail at: verks@verks.is or by phone at: 588-9191.

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Please note: The course is tought over 2 days – 2 hours each day.
The course is also offered as a web course (distance learning) where participants will be sent a link to connect to.
The course is open to all.

Tuesday October 13th:
1. Part: Rights and obligations: The main rights of workers and obligations in the labour market will be discussed – e.g. contract of employment and rules of termination, wages and working time, vacation and holiday allowances, sickness and accidents, maternity and paternal rights, sickness funds and unemployment insurance
Thursday October 15th:
2. Part: Society and the labor market: The society and the structure of the labour market, the role of trade unions and employers’ associations, collective bargaining and agreements, the social security system and pension funds will be discussed.

The aim of the course is for participants to learn about the main rights and obligations that apply in the labour market; Icelandic society and its structure, the labour market and the insurance system will also be discussed.