Eining-Iðja english

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Eining-Iðja is a major trade union providing service in the area of Eyjarfjörður, from Siglufjörður, Olafsfjörður, Dalvík and Akureyri to Grenivík.

The main office is in Akureyri. In addition the union has an office in the town hall of Dalvík and in Siglufjörður plus a person in charge to assist the members in Ólafsfjörður, on Hrísey and in Grenivík. If you need some information don´t hesitate to contact us.

Main Office Eining-Iðja
Skipagötu 14 - 600 Akureyri
Opening hours: weekdays 8 - 16.
Phone 460 3600 - Fax 460 3601

Office Dalvík
Hafnarbraut 5 - 620 Dalvík
Opening hours: weekdays 10 - 16.
Phone 460 3600 – directly 460 3615

Office Fjallabyggð/Siglufjörður
Eyrargötu 24b - 580 Fjallabyggð/Siglufjörður
Opening hours: weekdays 9 - 15.
Phone 460 3600 - directly 460 3620

The union is divided in three departments, food processing and service, trade and technology and community department.

In the food processing and service department are members working:

  • In food processing industries like dairies, meat processing or in the slaughterhouse.
  • In the cookie and sweets production or in the beverage industry.
  • In fish processing and seafood industries.
  • In cleaning and kitchen work on the general market.
  • At restaurants, hotels and guesthouses.
  • At a laundry or dry-cleaner on the general market.
  • In farm tourism and for other companies on the sector of tourism.
  • For security firms.

In the trade and technology department are members working:

  • In the building and construction industry.
  • In road construction (except Vegagerð ríkisins)
  • In concrete production.
  • On vehicles, work machines or forklifts.
  • At dockyards, at the harbour, in storages and for shipping companies.
  • At garages.
  • In the textile and leather industry.
  • In the chemical production.
  • In metal processing.
  • In wood processing.
  • In recycling.
  • • In production of fishing lines and nets.

In the community departemnt are members working:

  • For the state.
  • For the community.
  • For institutions taking care of children, elderly people and people with disabilities.


What is Eining-Iðja doing for you?

  • Offices throughout the Eyjafjörður area and access to the unions staff members.
  • Information about duties and rights.
  • Information about salary.
  • Assistance in checking pay slips.
  • Participation in labour agreements and closure of employment contracts.
  • Assistance in case of employer´s bankruptcy, for example collection of salary debts.
  • Advice and assistance from a union´s lawyer if necessary in case of labour law, in case of an accident at work or other judicial problems concerning work.
  • Assistance for members and co-workers from other countries, translation and advice.
  • Important assistance from the health fund in case of illness or accident.
  • Benefits from the health fund.
  • Discount and right to use summer houses and holiday homes. 
  • Benefits for education. 
  • Access to courses organised by the union – with discount or for free.

Health fund
The aim of the health fund is to provide financial help if a member gets sick, if an accident occurs or if a member died. The health fund also works on preventive measures concerning health and safety. The board meeting of the health fund is held once a month. Applications for the fund have to be at the office Eining-Iðja in Akureyri at least the 24th of each month.

Members can get benefits for example for:

  • Cancer prevention
  • therapist massage
  • physiotherapy
  • in vitro fertilization
  • sickness of child or partner
  • Fitness sports (lessons and swimming) 
  • hearing aid
  • funeral expenses
  • sessions at a therapist or psychiatrist
  • glasses and contact lenses

Education fund
The union is a member of effective education funds like LandsmenntRíkismennt and Sveitamennt. You can apply for benefits if you take lessons. Have contact to the union’s office and get further information about courses, lessons or education in general and the rules you have to follow to have the right to get financial help. For further information contact The main office is in Akureyrir, phone 460 3600 or ein@ein.is

Holiday fund
The aim of the holiday fund is to support the construction of holiday homes and to make it easier for members to enjoy their holidays.
The aim is achieved by i.a.:

  1. To pay part of their member´s costs for summer houses and holiday homes which are owned by the fund or others.
  2. Organize holiday trips for union´s members in Iceland and other countries and paying part of the costs.

In the springtime it is possible to apply for summer houses and holiday homes in the summer all over the country. In the winter time are fewer possibilities, but still good summer houses near Akureyri, Illugastaðir, and flats in Reykjavík. Winter term starts 15th of September and ends 1st of June each and every year.

The distribution is done by using a point system to do justice to everyone. Every member gets one point for each month he or she is paying to the Union, not depending on the amount of money. The members with the most points come first. Points are drawn off by renting summer houses or holiday homes during the summer but not in the winter time.

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